These beautiful earrings contain high resolution images of the Carina Nebula (as seen by the new James Webb telescope) set under 12mm. domed crystal clear glass cabochons that magnify and enhance the gems. These are fixed into a nickel free silver plated or steel base. The ear wires are sterling silver and a small silver star is added for extra sparkle! They are presented in a small jewellery box with descriptive photo card. They are approx. 3cm. long. Please note the the price includes P & P if you live within the UK (there is a small extra charge for oversesa postage) and you will not be charged extra at the checkout.
Carina Nebula Star Earrings
The Carina Nebula
This landscape of “mountains” and “valleys” speckled with glittering stars is actually the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals for the first time previously invisible areas of star birth. Looking at this region in the southern constellation Carina, as well as others like it, Webb can see newly forming stars and study the gas and dust that made them. The Carina Nebula is located in the southern portion of our Milky Way galaxy, 10,000 light years from Earth. This massive cloud of gas and dust stretches across 200 light years of space and although it is dominated by the massive star Eta Carinae, it is also home to the star's smaller siblings as well as a younger generation of stars. The James Webb Space Telescope was launched Dec. 25, 2021, on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, South America. After completing a complex deployment sequence in space, Webb underwent months of commissioning where its mirrors were aligned, and its instruments were calibrated to its space environment and prepared for science.
This range of jewellery has been designed, using stunning images of deep space courtesy of NASA/ESA/CSA and STScl.