Hubble's 20th anniversary image shows a mountain of dust and gas rising in the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks. It seems unimaginable that things like this exists. It looks so solid, so imposing! It looks unreal!
~~Mystic Mountain ~ a region in the Carina Nebula imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope.The nebula is about 7500 light-years away from Earth. The pillar measures three light years in height; nascent stars inside the pillar fire off gas jets streaming from towering peaks | Wikipedia~~