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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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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At the turn of the 19th century, the binary star system Eta Carinae was faint and undistinguished. In the first decades of the century, it became brighter and brighter, until, by April 1843, it was the second brightest star in the sky, outshone only by Sirius (which is almost a thousand times closer to Earth). In the years that followed, it gradually dimmed again and by the 20th century was totally invisible to the naked eye.The star has continued to vary in brightness ever since, and while…

At the turn of the 19th century, the binary star system Eta Carinae was faint and undistinguished. In the first decades of the century, it became brighter and brighter, until, by April 1843, it was the second brightest star in the sky, outshone only by Sirius (which is almost a thousand times closer to Earth). In the years that followed, it gradually dimmed again and by the 20th century was totally invisible to the naked eye.The star has continued to vary in brightness ever since, and while…

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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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The Keyhole By lrargerich The heart of the Eta Carina nebula, the star Eta Carina is the bright one just on the right of the "keyhole".

The Keyhole By lrargerich The heart of the Eta Carina nebula, the star Eta Carina is the bright one just on the right of the "keyhole".

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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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Nebulosa de la Quilla (NGC 3372). También llamada Nebulosa de Carina, Nebulosa de Eta Carinae. Es una gran nebulosa de emisión, una región H II que rodea varios cúmulos abiertos de estrellas; en la constelación de la Quilla (Carina). Dentro de esta gran nebulosa se encuentra, rodeando a la estrella Eta Carinae, la Nebulosa del Homúnculo.

Nebulosa de la Quilla (NGC 3372). También llamada Nebulosa de Carina, Nebulosa de Eta Carinae. Es una gran nebulosa de emisión, una región H II que rodea varios cúmulos abiertos de estrellas; en la constelación de la Quilla (Carina). Dentro de esta gran nebulosa se encuentra, rodeando a la estrella Eta Carinae, la Nebulosa del Homúnculo.

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