Mounted image 149: The Cool Clouds of Carina

Observations made at submillimetre wavelengths with the APEX telescope — shown here in orange tones, combined with a visible light image — reveal the cold dusty clouds from which stars form in the Carina Nebula. This site of violent star formation, which plays host to some of the highest-mass stars in our galaxy, is an ideal arena in which to study the interactions between these young stars and their parent clouds.



ESO/APEX/T. Preibisch et al. (Submillimetre); N. Smith, University of Minnesota/NOAO/AURA/NSF (Optical)

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Release date:20 April 2012, 15:25
Dimensions:53.1 cm (W) x 60 cm (H) x 1 cm (D)
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