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The Carina Nebula: Star Birth in the Extreme by Matt Jones

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Matt Jones Matt Jones
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Oct 24, 2012
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APRIL 24, 2007: In celebration of the 17th anniversary of the launch and deployment of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers is releasing one of the largest panoramic images ever taken with Hubble's cameras. It is a 50-light-year-wide view of the central region of the Carina Nebula where a maelstrom of star birth — and death — is taking place. This image is a mosaic of the Carina Nebula assembled from 48 frames taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys. The Hubble images were taken in the light of neutral hydrogen during March and July 2005. Color information was added with data taken in December 2001 and March 2003 at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. Red corresponds to sulfur, green to hydrogen, and blue to oxygen emission.

NOTE: I do not own this image, here is the source: hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16 Will open in a new tab or window/My notes on the image: www.mattjonesblog.com/2007/04/29/space-saturday-xxxi Will open in a new tab or window/

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    DigitalMC (January 12, 2014, 09:02PM )

    Someone has no sense of humor!

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