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Ulang Tahun ke-20 Teleskop Hubble Menghadirkan Gambar Menakjubkan Menara Kosmik Turbulen.
Ulang Tahun ke-20 Teleskop Hubble Menghadirkan Gambar Menakjubkan Menara Kosmik Turbulen [FULL PICT].. This stunning image is not from some artist’s science fiction fantasy but was taken by Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope. For 20 years it has been peering into deep space and this image was released today to celebrate its birthday. Taken earlier this year the picture captures the chaotic activity atop 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 assaulted from within, as infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks. This turbulent cosmic pinnacle lies within a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light years away in the southern constellation Carina.
The image has been released by Nasa as the agency celebrates the 20th anniversary of Hubble’s launch and deployment into an orbit around Earth. First launched on April 24, 1990, Hubble has since sent back to Earth a series of extraordinary images which have become some of the most iconic in the history of photography.
Its new suite of instruments, installed during five space walks, are more sensitive and allow it to see everything from ultraviolet light all the way to near-infrared light. ‘This marks a new beginning for Hubble,’ Ed Weiler, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, said at the time. ‘The telescope has been given an extreme makeover and is now significantly more powerful than ever.’