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It hosts the famous Carina Nebula, one of the largest clouds of gas and dust in the plane of our galaxy, along with Eta Carinae, which is one of the brightest and most massive stellar systems in our 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.
Benson's 8-foot-by-4-foot chromogenic print, "Carina Nebula,'' which is featured until June 22 in the Jeppson Idea Lab at the Worcester Art Museum, attempts to make space visually and conceptually accessible through a photographic image created from myriad telescope data files.
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. Individual chapters include abstracts, illustrations and tables.
This image of stars being formed 7,500 light years away in a pillar of gas and dust called Carina Nebula has been released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hubble space telescope.
It shows a pillar of gas and dust rising from the wall of the Carina Nebula.