A flurry of star birth and star death generates the dynamic forces that shape the hear of the Carina Nebula. The nebula contains at least a dozen brilliant stars that are 50 to 100 times the mass of our Sun.
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The Carina Nebula: Star Birth in the Extreme
Publication: April 25, 2007