|Expected & Detected
Located a mere 7,500 light years from Earth, the Carina Nebula has long been a
favorite target for astronomers. Chandra's ultrasharp X-ray vision has found over
14,000 young stars in Carina, improving the census of young stars in this region.
Chandra also revealed a diffuse X-ray glow, seen less clearly before, which likely
comes from both the winds of massive stars and the remains of stars that have
exploded as supernovas.