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|This is a picture of cool hydrogen clouds in the Carina Nebula, also known as NGC
3372. These great clouds of cold hydrogen resemble summer afternoon
thunderheads. They tower above the surface of a molecular cloud on the edge of the
nebula. So-called "elephant trunk" pillars resist being heated and eaten away by
blistering ultraviolet radiation from the nebula's brightest stars. The Carina Nebula is
7,500 lighgt-years away from Earth.
One light-year = traveling @ 186,000 miles per second,
x 60 seconds per minute, x 60 minutes per hour,
x 24 hours in one day, x 365 days per year!
Multiplied By 7,500 To Reach The Carina Nebula!