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Chandra X-ray Images of Carina Nebula
This new Chandra image is 22 separate pointings of the telescope that have been stitched together to look at the famous Carina Nebula like never before. In this image, low, medium, and high-energy X-rays are colored red, green, and blue respectively. Chandra detected over 14,000 stars in this region, revealed a diffuse X-ray glow, and provided strong evidence that massive stars have already self-destructed in this nearby supernova factory. The Carina Nebula is one of the best places in the Milky Way to study how young and massive stars live and die.
(Credit: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al.)
DSS Optical & Chandra X-ray Images of Carina Nebula
The Carina Nebula is a star-forming region in the Sagittarius-Carina arm of the Milky Way a mere 7,500 light years from Earth.
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al., Optical: DSS)
Chandra, Spitzer & Hubble Views of Carina
This illustrated image shows a large DSS optical image of the Carina Nebula with outlines for observations by three of NASA's Great Observatories - the Chandra, Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes.
(Credit: Optical: DSS/NASA/STScI; IR: NASA/JPL-Caltech; X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al.)
Full Field image of Carina Nebula with Scale Bar
The scale for this full field image is 1.7 deg across (about 220 light years).
(Credit: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al.)

Carina Nebula with Scale Bar
(Credit: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al.

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