Carina Nebula


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Carina Nebula

[kə′ri·nə ′neb·yə·lə]
(astronomy)
A gaseous nebula near the star η Carinae in the Milky Way.
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One of the things Carina Nebula is most known for is Eta Carinae, a system of two stars that is one of the biggest and brightest in the galaxy.
This stretch of the Milky Way starts at the tail of Scorpius (far left) and glides up through Crux and the Coal Sack (center) to the Carina Nebula and beyond.
The original goal of the team's observing program was to measure proper motions of stars and protostellar jets -- fast streams of matter ejected by young stars during formation -- in the Carina Nebula, but the same data also provided a powerful way to measure the motion of debris ejected by Eta Carinae itself.
NASA said in a statement, "Trumpler-14 is not only one of the most populous clusters within the Carina Nebula, but also the youngest.
Gahm has detected hundreds of potential planet-forming gas and dust globs, called globulettes, in the Carina nebula, he and Tiia Grenman of Lulea University of Technology in Sweden reported in Astronomy & Astrophysics in May 2014.
The Carina Nebula, an area of space about 10,000 light years away, is among the brightest parts of the Milky Way visible from Earth.
And speaking of exploding stars, the brightest such explosion ever recorded occurred in the Carina Nebula, located in the southern hemisphere constellation of Carina.
The narrative contrasts stunning shots of the Carina Nebula, a 'stellar nursery', with the Crab Nebula, which resulted from a supernova (the death of a star) that created such a huge burst of light that it was even observed by Chinese astronomers in 1054.
Washington, June 5 ( ANI ): A stunning new view from ESA's Herschel space observatory show giant bubbles, towering pillars and cascading clouds of dust and gas fill the star-forming nursery of the Carina Nebula.
Topics discussed include high energy emissions from young stellar objects, supernova dynamics and nucleosynthesis, low-column density gas in the Milky Way, massive black holes and the evolution of galaxies and star formation in the Carina nebula.
The top of the pillar, in the Carina Nebula galaxy, is being eaten away by light from nearby stars and also being pushed apart from within as infant stars fire off jets of gas.
It shows a pillar of gas and dust rising from the wall of the Carina Nebula.