NASA’s Hubble telescope is renowned for capturing stunning pictures of the stars, nebulae, planets and the Universe in general, and the below image is no exception. In celebration of Hubble’s 20th anniversary, this spectacular image of ‘Mystic Mountain’ was captured.
It absolutely blows my mind that Space is full of all these amazing wonders and I am just really grateful that we have the technology to experience even a little part of something that we would otherwise only be able to speculate about.
NASA had this to say about the above image:
Hubble’s 20th-anniversary image shows a mountain of dust and gas rising in the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks.
I love the colours and shapes and how a mountain of dust and gas has such a pronounced form. The image is dramatic and full of mystery.
The fact that Hubble has celebrated over 20 years of being awesome in our dark skies is a mighty achievement and one that NASA should be very happy about. Each step into Space brings us a little closer to what can only be determined as the biggest adventure ever.
What do you think? Does this look like a mountain to you? What are your thoughts on the Hubble telescope?