7500 light-years

The Carina Nebula, an immense landscape of dark dust columns silhouetted against glowing gas clouds, which lies about 7500 light years away in the southern sky. The nebula, almost 500 trillion kilometres wide, is both lit and sculpted by the intense radiation of its brilliant young stars.

Credit: Image made in visible light by N. SMith (UC Berkeley) and the NASA / ESA Hubble Heritage Team.

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