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10 Incredible Hubble Telescope Images - And the Science Behind Them

CJ Miozzi | 5 Mar 2014 17:00
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Second star to the right, and straight on 'til morning, and we've arrived at the Carina Nebula's Mystic Mountain. We see another pillar - or mountain - of gas and dust being eroded by UV light, but this time, there's a twist: infant stars within the mountain's peaks are firing off jets of hot gas in pairs that point in opposite directions. Two of these jet pairs are visible; one is prominently displayed at the mountain's highest peak, while the other is to the lower left of the first, toward the center of the image. A haze of gas and dust illuminated by starlight surrounds the mountain.

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