Archives of Voyages

Blowing minds with stardust.

All hail the Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula is like a mosh pit of star making. This star machine has thousands of stars that are being popped out like bubbles from a bubble machine. The Carina Nebula hosts some of the largest stars we know. Some are tormenting each other with size – their gravity pullling one and another apart.

The visual results are psychedelic dances of stars going in and out of existence, lighting up dust clouds that stretch light years. If you study the picture closely, you can make out a canyon of gas on the right side of the image. The ‘puddle’ of gas in the middle of the canyon, has created new stars.