spaceplasma:


This is just a small portion of one of the largest seen star-birth regions in the galaxy, the Carina Nebula. Towers of cool hydrogen laced with dust rise from the wall of the nebula. The scene is reminiscent of Hubble’s classic “Pillars of Creation" photo from 1995, but is even more striking in appearance. The image captures the top of a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars. The pillar is also being pushed apart from within, as infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks like arrows sailing through the air.
These two images of a three-light-year-high pillar of star birth demonstrate how observations taken in visible and infrared light by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope reveal dramatically different and complementary views of an object.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

spaceplasma:

This is just a small portion of one of the largest seen star-birth regions in the galaxy, the Carina Nebula. Towers of cool hydrogen laced with dust rise from the wall of the nebula. The scene is reminiscent of Hubble’s classic “Pillars of Creation" photo from 1995, but is even more striking in appearance. The image captures the top of a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars. The pillar is also being pushed apart from within, as infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks like arrows sailing through the air.

These two images of a three-light-year-high pillar of star birth demonstrate how observations taken in visible and infrared light by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope reveal dramatically different and complementary views of an object.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

takeiteasycharlie:

Literally the best tweet

takeiteasycharlie:

Literally the best tweet

thenewenlightenmentage:

Jellyfish Nebula and Its Neighborhood
Image Credit: César Cantú

thenewenlightenmentage:

Jellyfish Nebula and Its Neighborhood

Image Credit: César Cantú

tomryansstudio:

Ive been having a lot of fun working on these little gifs for these two new prints. :p