The Carina Nebula is so huge that it completely ruins any dreams we might have to ever go there and explore it all up close. We’re talking about a cosmic structure that has a radius of 230 light-years. To make matters worse, there’s no guarantee that there is anything alive there, as astronomers have never found any proof that aliens exist.
Carina Nebula also has its place somewhere in the Carina-Sagittarius Arm of our Milky Way Galaxy. Let’s not also forget that the nebula in question is also so far away from Earth that it might make space engineers feel useless or at least under the weather. If we somehow ever find a way to get there, we would have to travel 7,500 light-years through the vastness of space.
NASA’s new ‘Picture of the Day’ presents the Carina Nebula
For May 1, or Labor Day, NASA has a special gift for those who are passionate about astronomy. The space agency has revealed the new ‘Picture of the Day,’ which consists of a brand new photo of the Carina Nebula in all its glory. Get a load of it below:
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NASA doesn’t hesitate to explain to us what the image is all about:
The Great Carina Nebula is home to strange stars and iconic nebulas. Named for its home constellation, the huge star-forming region is larger and brighter than the Great Orion Nebula but less well known because it is so far south — and because so much of humanity lives so far north. The featured image shows in great detail the northernmost part of the Carina Nebula. On the bottom left is the Gabriela Mistral Nebula consisting of an emission nebula of glowing gas (IC 2599) surrounding the small open cluster of stars (NGC 3324). Above the image center is the larger star cluster NGC 3293, while to its right is the emission nebula Loden 153.
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