A towering "mountain" of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust is the site of new star formation in the Carina Nebula. The great gas pillar is being eroded by the ultraviolet radiation from the hottest newborn stars in the nebula.
This nebula, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope on August is about light-years away. Hubble completed its orbit in its year of exploration and discovery, and in doing so took a snapshot of a dazzling region of celestial birth and renewal.
astronomicalwonders: “The Carina Nebula - A Birthplace Of Stars The Carina Nebula lies at an estimated distance of to light years away from Earth in the constellation Carina. This nebula is one of the most well studied in astrophysics.
Space image: Carina Nebula pink blue and yellow pastel colors. Carefully enhanced hubble telescope picture (with a special artistic treatment), looks like a realistic painting, the colors are more vivid and vibrant than in the original photo. Looks amazin