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Carina Nebula

Hubble's 20th anniversary image shows a mountain of dust and gas rising in the Carina Nebula.
Hubble's 20th anniversary image shows a mountain of dust and gas rising in the Carina Nebula. (Image credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA))

Hubble's 20th anniversary image shows a mountain of dust and gas rising in the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks.

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