3D trip into the Carina Nebula

This is a pseudo three-dimensional trip into a giant “mountain” of cool hydrogen and dust in the Carina Nebula – a vast star-forming region in our Milky Way galaxy. The nebula is too far away for Hubble Space Telescope to see in true three dimensions. But this visualisation creates foreground and background elements based on an approximation of how the region might be distributed in a 3D volume. A virtual camera flies through this synthesised space to create a 3D effect.


NASA, ESA, G. Bacon, L. Frattare, Z. Levay and F. Summers (STScI/AURA)

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Release date:23 April 2010, 10:00
Related releases:heic1007
Duration:36 s
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