Friday, April 23, 2010

Move over "Pillars of Creation" here is "Mystic Mountain"...

Oooh!  Hubble does it again.  Remember the old "Pillars of Creation" image that made the Hubble so famous?  Here is another one that I think will become another Hubble "icon" image.
Hubble's 20th anniversary image shows a mountain of dust and gas rising in the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks.

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