Zoom out of Carina Nebula

Scientists have concluded the checkout period for NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and now are revealing images showcasing the power of the much-improved observatory. In this pan sequence, one of Hubble’s new instruments, the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), sets its eyes on a stellar nursery located 7500 light-years away in the Carina Nebula. The pillar of gas and dust in the WFC3 visible-light image seems to glow from hot, massive stars in the vicinity.

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Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA and the SM4 ERO Team

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Release date:9 September 2009, 17:00
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Duration:26 s

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