Carina, the Keel

A southern constellation that once formed part of the larger constellation Argo Navis, the boat that carried Jason and the Argonauts in their quest for the golden fleece.

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Infrared image of the Carina Nebula from space-based Herschel Observatory
Busy Nursery Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Carina Nebula, a massive stellar nursery
Star Factory Monday, February 13, 2012
Optical and radio image of the Carina Nebula, a vast stellar nursery
Birthplace of the Stars Thursday, November 17, 2011
X-ray view of the Carina Nebula, a stellar nursery 7,500 light-years from Earth
Star Factory Thursday, May 26, 2011
A view of NGC 3582, a large stellar nursery in Karina
Life and Death Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A hot, massive star 'exhales' a breath of oxygen in this recent image from WISE.
Breath of Life Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Tearing Down a Nursery Thursday, April 26, 2007

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