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Hubble image from the Carina Nebula. Similar to the "Pillars of Creation" in the Eagle Nebula.
Carina Nebula as seen by the Hubble telescope. Credit: Hubble 20th Anniversary Team.
See the astonishing real-life space photos that inspired 'Cosmos' This brand new Hubble photo is of a small portion of one of the largest seen star-birth regions in the galaxy, the Carina Nebula. The image captures the top of a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars.
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Happy birthday, #Hubble [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.]