Hubble's 20th anniversary image shows a mountain of dust and gas rising in the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks. It seems unimaginable that things like this exists. It looks so solid, so imposing! It looks unreal!
Hubble's 'Mystic Mountain' image showcases a 3-light-years-tall pillar of gas & dust stretching out of the Carina Nebula. These amazing views are just a selection of the beautiful images the craft has captured over the years