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Carina Nebula Starforming Pillars And Herbigharo Objects With Jets Stock Photo 103458431Constellation,Carina Nebula,Evolution,Astronomy,Bright,Celestial,Color Image,Column,Consumerproduct,Dust,Emission Nebula,Eta Carinae Nebula,Gas,Glowing,Horizontal,Illuminated,Luminosity,Majestic,Nebula,No People,Outdoors,Photography,Single Object,Space,StarPhotographer Stocktrek ImagesCollection: Vetta This turbulent cosmic pinnacle lies within a stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina. Scorching radiation and fast winds (streams of charged particles) from hot newborn stars in the nebula are shaping and compressing the pillar, causing new stars to form within it. Streamers of hot ionized gas can be seen flowing off the ridges of the structure, and wispy veils of dust, illuminated by starlight, float around its peaks. Nestled inside this dense mountain are fledgling stars. Long streamers of gas can be seen shooting in opposite directions off the pedestal at the top of the image. Another pair of jets is visible at another peak near the center of the image. These jets are the signpost for new star birth. The jets are launched by swirling disks around the stars, as these disks allow material to slowly accrete onto the stars' surfaces.