Hubble.20 : Mystic Mountain

April 23rd, 2010 by bruno boutot

Happy Birthday Hubble!
Joyeux anniversaire Hubble!

This turbulent cosmic pinnacle lies within a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula
The NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, which is even more dramatic than fiction, captures the chaotic activity atop a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars. The pillar is also being assaulted from within, as infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks. #


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