PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA Hubble Telescope Captures Carina Nebula’s ‘Mystic Mountain’
By NASA information center // July 12, 2022
nebula is three-light-year-tall cosmic pinnacle
(NASA) – Within the tempestuous Carina Nebula lies “Mystic Mountain.” This three-light-year-tall cosmic pinnacle, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 in 2010, is made up primarily of dust and gas and exhibits signs of intense star-forming activity.
The colors in this composite image correspond to the glow of oxygen (blue), hydrogen and nitrogen (green), and sulfur (red).
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a partnership with European Space Agency and Canadian Space Agency, will soon reveal unprecedented and detailed views of the universe, with the upcoming release of its first full-color images and spectroscopic data.
The Carina Nebula is one of a list of cosmic objects that Webb targeted for these first observations, which will be released in NASA’s live broadcast beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 12.
Each image will simultaneously be made available on social media as well as on the agency’s website.
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