Pillars of destruction

These composite image shows several pillars within the Carina Nebula which were observed and studied with the MUSE instrument, mounted on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The massive stars within the star formation region slowly destroy the pillars of dust and gas from which they are born.


ESO/A. McLeod

About the Image

Release date:2 November 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1639
Size:1887 x 1146 px

About the Object

Name:Carina Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region

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