Postcard14: Detail in the Carina Nebula

Composed of gas and dust, the pictured pillar resides in a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7500 light-years away in the southern constellation of Carina. Taken in visible light, the image shows the tip of the pillar, three light-years long, bathed in the glow of light from hot, massive stars off the top of the image. Read more about this image here.

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Text and compilation: Monica Salomone & Lars Lindberg Christensen. Graphics & Layout: Martin Kornmesser. Editor: Bruce Battrick. Coordination: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

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Release date:22 March 2011, 10:21
Dimensions:12 cm (W) x 17 cm (H)

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