Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Very much clear Carina Nebula

European Southern Observatory has released very much clear picture of Carina Nebula i.e. massive star formation. Carina Nebula is located 7500 light years away from Earth.

You can see the picture below.

Carina Nebula (Credit: T. Preibisch/ESO)
In the center of the image, bright star is Trumpler 14. In the center at the right side, black dots with dark tails contain newly-forming stars.

At the bottom left corner, glowing light shows Eta Carinae i.e. an unstable star expected to explode soon with a supernova.

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