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Eta and Keyhole in the Carina Nebula March 16, 2006

Posted by jtintle in APoD, Deep Space, Great Carina Nebula, Keyhole Nebula, NASA, Space Fotos.

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Credit & Copyright: Brad Moore

Explanation: South is toward the top in this colorful close-up view of the Great Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), famous star-forming region of the southern sky. Covering an area surrounding the dusty Keyhole Nebula (NGC 3324) near picture center, the image spans about 40 light-years within the larger Carina Nebula at an estimated distance of 7,500 light-years, Like the more northerly Orion Nebula, the bright Carina Nebula is easily visible to the naked-eye. But the dramatic colors in this telescopic picture are mapped colors, based on three exposures through narrow filters each intended to record the light emitted by specific atoms in the gaseous nebula. Sulfur is shown in blue, hydrogen in green and oxygen in red hues. The Carina Nebula is home to young, extremely massive stars, including the still enigmatic variable Eta Carinae, a star with well over 100 times the mass of the Sun. Highlighted by diffraction spikes, Eta is just above and right (east) of the Keyhole.



1. Pedro - February 3, 2008

that looks pretty cool, not sure what that is but it looks cool

2. bratton..GOP - July 10, 2008

i have been studying this pic and it has some demonic face and body images. if u look at the left top area there is a face and in the middle of the pic where th gas is thick there is an image of a woman skeletal head w/wings breast and looks like a dragon image is spittn fire out of its mouth the woman figure seems to be in the fire…comment back if you c this.

3. adamski - August 25, 2008

This image is fascinating to say the least. If you look at Carina nebula image taken in different spectra you can see lots of things going on in the same place. The coloured image of Carina nebula has some entity that appears “evil” in the middle of the picture and it is laughing and it has blue colour. Thats just one detail. If you follow the colour from its head to the right -that is to the left from this creature perspective you can see it has a really long left arm with human fingers on its end.
You can also see red haired woman on two different positions as well but her face cannot be seen.She appears on the far right middle and the far left upper side. On both positions she is looking away. An interesting detail as well- there is a witch with a long nose on the far right-down side on the coloured image -dark blue coloured. She has a lizzard on her head and a fox besides her shoulder i think. What can one say other than -this is unusual.

4. Scooby - September 2, 2008

…are you guys on crack or taking the p***?

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