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This image is the Hubble telescope's photo of the super massive star Eta Carinae. The expanding globular gas outburst around it is called the Homunculus (little man in Latin): Stars Eta, Hubble Telescope, Finals Frontier, Spaces Telescope, Etacarina, Photo, Eta Carina, Doom Stars, Outer Spaces
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The strikingly unusual planetary nebula, NGC 6751. Glowing in the constellation Aquila like a giant eye, the nebula is a cloud of gas ejected several thousand years ago from the hot star visible in its center.
Star on a #Hubble diet. The star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 that extends one degree on the sky in the direction of the Scorpius constellation. Part of the nebula is ionised by the youngest (bluest) heavy stars in Pismis 24. The intense ultraviolet radiation from the blazing stars heats the gas surrounding the cluster and creates a bubble in NGC 6357. The presence of these surrounding gas clouds makes probing into the region even harder.
Images from Hubble Space Telescope. Star cluster Pismis 24 hangs over the dusty clouds of NGC 6357, a nebula about 8000 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius. This picture showed that the brightest star in the cluster is in fact two stars in a tight binary orbit. Each star is about a hundred times the Sun's mass.
The Carina Nebula – is a 3-million-year-old cloud of gas that is a star-making factory, churning out tens of thousands of stars. The fairytale landscape includes several stars that are among the hottest and most massive known. Each star is about 10 times as hot and 100 times as massive as our Sun. The energy produced by these stars is sculpting the nearby gas and setting off the formation of a new generation of stars.
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