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  • IC 2944
  • Eta Carinae - A Supermassive Star
  • The Horsehead Nebula
  • The Horsehead Nebula (infrared)
  • The Orion Nebula - M42
  • Orion Molecular Cloud Complex
  • M78 - A Blue Reflection nebula
  • Omega Nebula
  • Ring Nebula
  • Planet-Forming Disc around a New Born Star
  • Simeis 147 supernova remnant
  • The Great Carina Nebula (NGC 3372)
  • The Great Carina Nebula in False Colours
  • V838 Monocerotis - Light Echo of an Erupting Star
  • Open star cluster Pismis 24
  • Black hole Cygnus X-1
  • A gas cloud near the Milky Way's central black hole
  • Black hole
  • Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83) visible light
  • Southern Pinwheel Galaxy M83 Centre
  • NGC 1300
  • The Andromeda Galaxy
  • M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy
  • M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy 2
  • Arp 273

This Hubble image of NGC 3372 (Carina nebula) is composed of 50 single images. The brightest star by far is Eta Carinae, centred vertically and at about 20% of the image width from the left. The image contains part of the Carina nebula; the distance from the left to the right of the image is approx. 50 light years. The false colours indicate some of the different elements of which the nebula is composed: green is hydrogen, blue is oxygen and the red parts contain sulphur. Sun.org also has another image of the Carina nebula with more information about it.

If interested, read more about: Emission nebula - Reflection nebula - Molecular Clouds and Dark Nebulae

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The Great Carina Nebula in False Colours
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