WFPC2 Mosaic of Carina Nebula Region
This NASA Hubble Space Telescope close-up view, taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera, shows a three light-year-wide portion of the Carina Nebula, which has a diameter of over 200 light-years. This region in the Carina Nebula is between two large clusters of some of the hottest and most massive stars known.
The dramatic dark dust knots and complex structures captured in this image are sculpted by the high-velocity stellar winds and high-energy radiation from an ultra-luminous variable star called Eta Carinae.
About the Image
|Release date:||6 November 2003, 15:00|
|Size:||1500 x 1479 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Carina Nebula, NGC 3372|
|Type:||• Milky Way : Nebula|
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
|Distance:||7500 light years|
Colours & filters
|450 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|606 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|814 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|