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|Description||Composed of gas and dust, the pictured pillar resides in a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7500 light-years away in the southern constellation of Carina.
Taken in infrared light, the image shows the dense column and the surrounding greenish-coloured gas all but disappear. Only a faint outline of the pillar remains. By penetrating the wall of gas and dust, the infrared vision of the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) reveals the infant star that is probably blasting the jet. Part of the jet nearest the star is more prominent in this view. These features can be seen because infrared light, unlike visible light, can pass through the dust.Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 observed the Carina Nebula on 24-30 July 2009. The composite image was made from filters that isolate emission from iron, magnesium, oxygen, hydrogen and sulphur.
|Date||2009-07-24 to 2009-07-30|
|Author||NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team|
(Reusing this file)
|Orientation of image||1|
|Image resolution in width direction||72|
|Image resolution in height direction||72|
|Unit of X and Y resolution||2|
|Color space information||65535|
|Exif image width||4533|
|Exif image length||2618|
|Software used||Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh|
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