A Flight Into the Dark Pillars of Carina
About this video
Duration: 30 seconds

This scientific visualization creates a three-dimensional virtual tour of several dark pillars of cool gas in the Carina Nebula. The stars and nebula layers from Hubble's two-dimensional image have been separated using both scientific knowledge and artistic license to create the depth in the movie. Of note, the relative distances between stars and the nebula have been greatly compressed. The result is an intriguing journey through a virtual cosmic landscape.


Tags
Astronomical, Dark Nebulae, Emission Nebulae, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae

Credits

Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon, L. Frattare, Z. Levay, and F. Summers (STScI)

Publication: September 16, 2010


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