The Carina NebulaThe Carina Nebula is a large bright nebula that surrounds several clusters of stars. It contains two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, Eta Carinae and HD 93129A. Located 7500 light years away, the nebula itself spans some 260 light years across, about 7 times the size of the Orion Nebula, and is shown in all its glory in this mosaic. It is based on images collected with the 1.5-m Danish telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory.Credit: ESO...

The Carina NebulaThe Carina Nebula is a large bright nebula that surrounds several clusters of stars. It contains two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, Eta Carinae and HD 93129A. Located 7500 light years away, the nebula itself spans some 260 light years across, about 7 times the size of the Orion Nebula, and is shown in all its glory in this mosaic. It is based on images collected with the 1.5-m Danish telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory.Credit: ESO...

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Eta Carinae, a binary star system 7,500 to 8,000 light years from the Earth, is responsible for the Homunculus Nebula.  Buried within the larger Carina Nebula, this complex system (containing several open clusters of stars and the Keyhole Nebula) lies in the constellation of Carina, far in the Southern Hemisphere.  Eta Carinae is believed to have formed the Homunculus Nebula in an 1841 outburst.

Eta Carinae, a binary star system 7,500 to 8,000 light years from the Earth, is responsible for the Homunculus Nebula. Buried within the larger Carina Nebula, this complex system (containing several open clusters of stars and the Keyhole Nebula) lies in the constellation of Carina, far in the Southern Hemisphere. Eta Carinae is believed to have formed the Homunculus Nebula in an 1841 outburst.

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Carina Nebula – Is anyone else seeing a person at the top of the nebula who just took off flying at super sonic speed with a blue swirl around them, creating a giant purple-y dust cloud of energy…Or is that just me

Carina Nebula – Is anyone else seeing a person at the top of the nebula who just took off flying at super sonic speed with a blue swirl around them, creating a giant purple-y dust cloud of energy…Or is that just me

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The Carina Nebula | also called the Carina Nebula, Eta Carinae Nebula or NGC 3372, it is a large emission nebula that surrounds several open star clusters. These stars are Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in the Milky Way. The Carina Nebula is one of the largest in the sky.

The Carina Nebula | also called the Carina Nebula, Eta Carinae Nebula or NGC 3372, it is a large emission nebula that surrounds several open star clusters. These stars are Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in the Milky Way. The Carina Nebula is one of the largest in the sky.

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The #CarinaNebula - The hypergiant star Eta Carinae glows against the background of swirling clouds of dust and gases that form the Carina Nebula. The Carina Nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae—meaning that it has no well-defined boundaries—in our skies and is about four times as large as the famed Orion Nebula. Credit: Terry Robison Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 shortlist

The #CarinaNebula - The hypergiant star Eta Carinae glows against the background of swirling clouds of dust and gases that form the Carina Nebula. The Carina Nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae—meaning that it has no well-defined boundaries—in our skies and is about four times as large as the famed Orion Nebula. Credit: Terry Robison Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 shortlist

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Eta Carina nebula NGC3372 in colour maped Narrowband Credit: Fred Vanderhaven Astrophotography

Eta Carina nebula NGC3372 in colour maped Narrowband Credit: Fred Vanderhaven Astrophotography

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Death Star: Eta Carinae, one of the closest stars to Earth is huge and unstable and will likely explode in a supernova in the relatively 'near future' (On an astronomical timeline this could be a million years from now). via NASA  #Eta_Carinae #Supernova #NASA

Death Star: Eta Carinae, one of the closest stars to Earth is huge and unstable and will likely explode in a supernova in the relatively 'near future' (On an astronomical timeline this could be a million years from now). via NASA #Eta_Carinae #Supernova #NASA

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Giant #EtaCarinaeNebula | A photogenic mosaic of bright southern Milky Way, which has one of the most enigmatic and exotic stars known. Eta Carinae, is the centerpiece and ionizing star Eta Carinae large HII region. The molecular cloud is about 260 light years across, about 7 times the size of the Orion Nebula.

Giant #EtaCarinaeNebula | A photogenic mosaic of bright southern Milky Way, which has one of the most enigmatic and exotic stars known. Eta Carinae, is the centerpiece and ionizing star Eta Carinae large HII region. The molecular cloud is about 260 light years across, about 7 times the size of the Orion Nebula.

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