Eta Carinae’s epic supernova

The video shows the famous explosion in the Eta Carinae star system that briefly made it the brightest object in the sky in the year 1843. More than 170 years later, the two lobes of the nova are still expanding into space, providing a rich trove of data to gather…

Eta Carinae shines brightly in the infrared, and one of its larger “space environment” implications is how it affects the Carina Nebula in which the exploding object resides, NASA noted. Spitzer’s archival data was especially helpful in looking through the dust that would obscure our view of the star in visible wavelengths…

Beautiful beautiful, beautiful…

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