Solving an isotopic mystery (IMAGE) Washington University in St. Louis Caption The Carina nebula, where newborn stars are irradiated by intense ultraviolet light from nearby massive stars - possibly similar to the environment which birthed our solar system - is pictured over a fragment of Acfer 094. (Carina nebula image: NASA; ESA; N. Smith ,University of California, Berkeley; and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA). Acfer 094 image: Ryan Ogliore Credit Ryan Ogliore, Washington University in St. Louis Usage Restrictions Use allowed with proper attribution License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.