Dust Pillar of the Carina Nebula
Inside the head of this interstellar monster is a star that is slowly destroying it.
The star, not itself visible through the opaque dust,
is bursting out partly by ejecting
energetic beams of particles.
Similar epic battles are being waged all over the star-forming
Carina Nebula (NGC 3372).
The pink dots are newly formed stars that have already been freed from their
The technical name for the stellar jets are
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