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'Mystic Mountain' in Carina Nebula
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This giant pillar of gas lies within a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina. The image was released in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Hubble's launch and deployment into an orbit around the Earth. Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 observed the pillar on Feb. 1-2, 2010.

 

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NASAESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

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Hubble 20th Anniversary Carina Nebula Video (Zoom)

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Hubble 20th Anniversary Carina Nebula Video (Pan)

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3-D Trip into the Carina Nebula

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