Jet in the Carina Nebula
About the Artwork
This luminous pillar, composed of gas and dust, resides in a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away. Nestled inside this dense structure are fledgling stars. Most of the stars cannot be seen in this image because they are hidden by a wall of gas and dust.
Although the stars themselves are invisible, one of them is providing evidence of their existence. Thin puffs of material can be seen traveling to the left and to the right of a dark notch in the center of the pillar. The matter is part of a jet produced by a young star. Farther away, on the left, the jet is visible as a grouping of small, wispy clouds. A few small clouds are visible at a similar distance on the right side of the jet. Astronomers estimate that the jet is moving at speeds of up to 850,000 miles an hour. The jet's total length is about 10 light-years.
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