Carina, a fantasy on acid

Anything we can see happening in the Carina Nebula today happened about 10,000 years ago just as the earliest humans were throwing bones at the sun in the belief they were feeding the flames.

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The fantasy-like landscape of the nebula is sculpted by the action of outflowing winds and scorching ultraviolet radiation from the monster stars that inhabit this dusty inferno.  Those same stars are shredding the surrounding material which is the last vestige of the giant cloud from which they were born.

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 © Rivenrod 2015 Image taken by NASA Hubble telescope 2014

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