Carina Nebula Infrared Panorama Space Wallpaper

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This broad panorama of the Carina Nebula, a region of massive star formation in the southern skies, was taken in infrared light using the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Many previously hidden features, scattered across a spectacular celestial landscape of gas, dust and young stars, have emerged.
(Image: © ESO/T. Preibisch)

This cool space wallpaper shows a broad panorama of the Carina Nebula, a region of massive star formation in the southern skies, was taken in infrared light using the HAWK-I camera on ESO's Very Large Telescope. Image released February 8, 2012. [See full story.]

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