Nov 11

The Cool Clouds of Carina

Source: ESO Photo Release eso1145

The cold stellar formation clouds in the Carina Nebula, seen by APEX.
Image credits: ESO/APEX/T. Preibisch et al. (Submillimetre);
N. Smith, University of Minnesota/NOAO/AURA/NSF (Optical)

Observations made with the APEX telescope in submillimetre-wavelength light reveal the cold dusty clouds from which stars form in the Carina Nebula. This site of violent star formation, which plays host to some of the highest-mass stars in our galaxy, is an ideal arena in which to study the interactions between these young stars and their parent molecular clouds. (read more)

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