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Hubble captures view of 'Mystic Mountain'
HST 20th anniversary image of the Carina Nebula.

NASA, ESA, M. Livio, and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

This giant pillar of gas lies within a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina. The image celebrates the 20th anniversary of Hubble’s launch and deployment into an orbit around the Earth. Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 observed the pillar on Feb. 1-2, 2010.