February 3, 2016

The Eta Carinae Nebula

The Eta Carinae Nebula

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

Image Credit & Copyright: Terry Robison
Explanation by: Royal Observatory Greenwich

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