This image from the Hubble Telescope shows part of the Carina Nebula, located roughly 7,500 light-years from Earth. This massive cosmic cloud is a stellar incubator, but the newborn star found inside has to fight its way out by firing off powerful, super-fast jets. Show More Summary
This image shows a giant star-forming region in the southern sky known as the Carina Nebula (NGC3372), combining the light from 3 different filters tracing emission from oxygen (blue), hydrogen (green), and sulfur (red). The color is also representative of...
NGC3582 is a minor nebula in the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way galaxy. It is part of star-forming region RCW 57 in Carina. This image was taken in 2007 using the Mosaic-2 imager on the Blanco 4-meter telescope at...
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...
Combine a state-of-the-art telescope with a 268-megapixel camera, point it at the sky, add in a bit of calculation and you could end up with a gorgeous photo of the Carina Nebula. That's exactly what the ESO's Paranal Observatory inShow More Summary
The spectacular star-forming Carina Nebula has been captured in great detail by the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. This picture was taken with the help of Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile, during his visit to the observatory on...
The astronomers and other fine folks at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) showed off the capabilities of their newest toy, the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) earlier this week, marking the official inauguration of the instrument with the release of an amazing new photo of the Carina Nebula.
As Carl Sagan would say, Look at those billions and billions of stars.
A spectacular new image of the star-forming Carina Nebula has been captured by the VLT Survey Telescope at the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory and released on the occasion of the inauguration of the telescope in Naples today. The picture was taken with the help of Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile, during his visit to the observatory on June 5, 2012.
The latest telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile -- the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) -- was inaugurated today at the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) Observatory of Capodimonte, in Naples, Italy. The ceremony...Show More Summary
Taken by the British Herschel Space Observatory with its far infrared telescope, the Carina Nebula is home to some of the most massive and brightest stars in the Milky Way galaxy that is 7500 light-years from Earth and estimated to be equivalent in mass to 900,000 suns.
This spectacular panoramic view combines a new image of the field around the Wolf–Rayet star WR 22 in the Carina Nebula (right) with an earlier picture of the region around the unique star Eta Carinae in the heart of the nebula (left). The picture was created from images taken with the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.
On April 24, 2007 – the 17th anniversary of Hubble’s launch – the Space Telescope Science Institute released a devastating picture of the Carina Nebula, a ridiculously complex and gorgeous star forming region about 7500 light years from...Show More Summary
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Just like when storm clouds are swept away to let the Sun shine through, the dark molecular clouds that once engulfed the Carina Nebula are now evaporating, with these little brown blobs the last remnants of once mighty cosmic formations. More »
Astronomers have obtained spectacular new images of the Carina Nebula, one of the most colorful objects in our skies. The most remarkable thing about these images is that they were taken using infrared so the object can be seen in a completely new light. And quite literally so, since infrared radiation has the same property as light.
Astronomers have obtained the most detailed – and dramatic - infrared image of the Carina Nebula stellar nursery taken so far. Many previously hidden features have emerged.
The Carina Nebula — that bright, diffuse and luminous star formation in the southern skies — has been revealed in greater detail than ever before in new infrared photos from the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Read full article...
We've looked at the Carina Nebula before, but we've never looked into it. While the nebula is plenty beautiful in regular optical wavelengths, this infrared image allows us to peer behind the thick gas clouds to see the gorgeousness inside. More »
Honestly, between images like this and the two latest high-resolution shots of Earth, outer space have never looked more dazzling. Read More