Comment, Like, & Favorite
The Carina Nebula
Photograph - Photograph
The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carina Nebula, or NGC 3372) is a large bright nebula that surrounds several open clusters of stars. Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, are among them. The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth. It appears in the constellation of Carina, and is located in the Carina�Sagittarius Arm. The nebula contains multiple O-type stars.
The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known, due to its location far in the Southern Hemisphere. It was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751�52 from the Cape of Good Hope.
Image credit NASA and ESA.
December 12th, 2012
Viewed 455 Times - Last Visitor from Goodyear, AZ on 07/09/2014 at 8:56 PM
copy and paste to your website / blog - preview
carina framed prints, nebula framed prints, outer framed prints, space framed prints, body framed prints, celestial framed prints, heaven framed prints, heavenly framed prints, planet framed prints, star framed prints, nebula framed prints, galaxy framed prints, deep framed prints, hubble framed prints, telescope framed prints, nasa framed prints, esa framed prints, public framed prints, domain framed prints, custom framed prints, art framed prints, prtint framed prints, image framed prints, canvas framed prints, acrylic framed prints, carina greeting cards, nebula greeting cards, outer greeting cards, space greeting cards, body greeting cards, celestial greeting cards, heaven greeting cards, heavenly greeting cards, planet greeting cards, star greeting cards, nebula greeting cards, galaxy greeting cards, deep greeting cards, hubble greeting cards, telescope greeting cards, nasa greeting cards, esa greeting cards, public greeting cards, domain greeting cards, custom greeting cards, art greeting cards, prtint greeting cards, image greeting cards, canvas greeting cards, acrylic greeting cards, carina prints, nebula prints, outer prints, space prints, body prints, celestial prints, heaven prints, heavenly prints, planet prints, star prints, nebula prints, galaxy prints, deep prints, hubble prints, telescope prints, nasa prints, esa prints, public prints, domain prints, custom prints, art prints, prtint prints, image prints, canvas prints, acrylic prints, carina posters, nebula posters, outer posters, space posters, body posters, celestial posters, heaven posters, heavenly posters, planet posters, star posters, nebula posters, galaxy posters, deep posters, hubble posters, telescope posters, nasa posters, esa posters, public posters, domain posters, custom posters, art posters, prtint posters, image posters, canvas posters, acrylic posters