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2007/04/24

: Star Birth

carina esa

Panorama of the Carina Nebula
Credits : NASA, ESA, N. Smith (UC Berkeley)
and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

A 50 light-year-wide view of the Carina Nebula has been released to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Carina is an immense nebula situated at an estimated 7 500 light years away in the southern constellation Carina, at the keel of the ship Argo Navis. This panoramic image of the nebula gives us a peek into star formation as it commonly occurs along the dense spiral arms of a galaxy. more ... | esa.science |
02 emil klotzsch:sct112 | 8:21 |
taken from Mixes 006 | CC License: by-nc-nd

tags : esa, nasa, hubble, science, space