Field of Science


Within The Carina Nebula

Hubble has released a spectacular series of images of a section of the Carina Nebula in commemoration of its 20th Anniversary. This single pillar of gas and dust measures three light years in height and is being blown apart by infant stars buried within it and eaten away by the light from the stars that surround it.
Three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust within the Carina Nebula
Wide view of Hubble's Mystic Mountain image, Carina Nebula
Hubble's Landscape image of the Carina Nebula
Images Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)