Mystic Mountain

Mystic Mountain

"Mystic Mountain"
The location of the feature can be seen in this wider view

Mystic Mountain is a term for a region in the Carina Nebula imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. The view was captured by the then new Wide Field Camera 3, though the region was also viewed by the previous generation instrument. The new view celebrated the telescope's 20th anniversary of being in space. The nebula is about 7500 light-years away from Earth. The pillar measures three light years in height; nascent stars inside the pillar fire off gas jets streaming from towering peaks.

See also

External links

  • Starry-Eyed Hubble Celebrates 20 Years of Awe and Discovery
  • Ultraviolet and Infrared views compared