Cosmic Pyrotechnics: New Planetary Nebula Dazzling Astronomers

NASA / ESA / M. Livio / Hubble 20th Anniversary Team

Space dragon
The Carina nebula lies up to 10,000 light years from Earth and surrounds several clusters of stars. It is one of the largest nebulae ever seen. It was discovered in 1752 via telescope observations from the Cape of Good Hope.

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