December 3, 2012
Day 3 of the 2012 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar, one of 25 photos (eventually). A small portion of the Carina Nebula, one of the largest seen star-birth regions in the galaxy. Towers of cool hydrogen laced with dust rise from the wall of the nebula. The image captures the top of a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars. The pillar is also being pushed apart from within, as infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks like arrows sailing through the air. (NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team, STScI)

Day 3 of the 2012 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar, one of 25 photos (eventually). A small portion of the Carina Nebula, one of the largest seen star-birth regions in the galaxy. Towers of cool hydrogen laced with dust rise from the wall of the nebula. The image captures the top of a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars. The pillar is also being pushed apart from within, as infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks like arrows sailing through the air. (NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team, STScI)

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    The birth of stars, as seen by the Hubble Telescope. This thing is just ‘over there’ in the night sky. You can look at...
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    AH! Yes, this is soon to become my most favorite of advent calendars!!!
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    Best calendar ever.
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    Truly remarkable!
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