Hubble’s Inside The Image: Carina Nebula

  • Released Wednesday, December 14, 2022
  • Updated Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 1:08PM
  • ID: 14253

The Hubble Space Telescope has taken over 1.5 million observations over the past 32 years. One of them is the breathtaking image of the Carina Nebula.

Hubble's view of the nebula shows star birth in a new level of detail. The fantasy-like landscape of the nebula is sculpted by the action of outflowing winds and scorching ultraviolet radiation from the monster stars that inhabit this inferno. In the process, these stars are shredding the surrounding material that is the last vestige of the giant cloud from which the stars were born.

In this video, Dr. Ken Carpenter takes us on a journey through the Nebula, teaching us some of the interesting science behind this famous Hubble image.

For more information, visit https://nasa.gov/hubble.

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Producer & Director: James Leigh

Editor: Lucy Lund

Director of Photography: James Ball

Additional Editing & Photography: Matthew Duncan

Executive Producers: James Leigh & Matthew Duncan

Production & Post: Origin Films


Video Credit:
Hubble Space Telescope Animation
Credit: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen), A. Fujii, Robert Gendler, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Panther Observatory, Steve Cannistra, Michael Pierce, Robert Berrington (Indiana University), Nigel Sharp, Mark Hanna (NOAO)/WIYN/NSF


Music Credit:
"Transcode" by Lee Groves [PRS], and Peter George Marett [PRS] via Universal Production Music

“Moving Headlines” by Immersive Music via Shutterstock Music

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