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Kelly Kinney (F, 35)
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    The birth of a nebula










    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.

    Hubble's view of the nebula shows star birth in a new level of detail. The fantasy-like landscape of the nebula is sculpted by the action of outflowing winds and scorching ultraviolet radiation from the monster stars that inhabit this inferno. In the process, these stars are shredding the surrounding material that is the last vestige of the giant cloud from which the stars were born.

    [ NASA article ] - [ Zoomable image viewer ]

    Wed, Apr 25, 2007  Permanent link

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    josh     Wed, Apr 25, 2007  Permanent link
    pretty amazing images. the zoomable image viewer thing is amazing. i would LOVE to see a full size print of that image. i wonder if it exists?
    Mission Control     Wed, Apr 25, 2007  Permanent link
    Welcome to the Collectiveâ„¢
    folkert     Wed, Apr 25, 2007  Permanent link
    Hubble. So hot right now. Sweet 17... gorgeous shots, and zoom viewer is sick.
    josh     Wed, Apr 25, 2007  Permanent link
    also, check out the download to hi-res images here
    folkert     Wed, Apr 25, 2007  Permanent link
    Here is the full gallery of almost a 1000 images:
    http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire_collection


    NASA rocks.
     
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