The Carina Nebula: Star Birth in the Extreme In celebration of the 17th anniversary of the launch and deployment of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers is releasing one of the largest panoramic images ever taken with Hubble's cameras. It is a 50-light-year-wide view of the central region of the Carina Nebula where a maelstrom of star birth - and death - is taking place.
The destructive results of a mighty supernova explosion reveal themselves in a delicate blend of infrared and X-ray light, as seen in this image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton.
The Orion Nebula is in fact part of a much larger nebula that is known as the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, which extends throughout the constellation of Orion and includes Barnard's Loop, the Horsehead Nebula, M43, M78 and the Flame Nebula. - Astrophotography by Roth Ritter - http://www.darkatmospheres.com/astro/gallery/nebulae/enlarge.php?fileBase=nebulae_10