eta Carinae

What Caused Eta Carinae’s 1840 “Great Eruption?”

n 1840, a seemingly innocuous star, Eta Carinae, suddenly brightened to become one of the brightest stars in the sky…

9 months ago

Hubble has a Brand New Picture of the Massive Star Eta Carinae. It Could Detonate as a Supernova Any Day Now

7500 light years away is an object that (almost) needs no introduction: Eta Carinae. If you haven't heard of it…

5 years ago

Eta Carinae is Getting Brighter Because a Dust Cloud was Blocking our View

A new study by an international team reveals that Eta Carinae will soon be so bright that we won't be…

5 years ago

Telescope Pierces into One of the Biggest Nebulae in the Milky Way to Reveal its Newly Forming (and Nearly Dying) Stars

A recent survey conducted using the ESO's VISTA telescope revealed newly-formed stars and stars nearing their death in the Carina…

6 years ago

Carnival of Space #575

Welcome to the 575th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers,…

6 years ago

170 Years Ago, Eta Carinae Erupted Dramatically. Astronomers Now Think They Know Why

170 years after the star Eta Carinae erupted and became the second brightest star in the galaxy, astronomers now have…

6 years ago

The Carina Constellation

Located in the southern sky is the constellation Carina, which has several impressive stars and associated Deep Sky Objects.

7 years ago

What is the Biggest Star in the Universe?

If our Universe could be likened to a playground, our Sun would be one of the little kids playing in…

8 years ago

New 3-D-Printed Models of Eta Carinae Reveal Hidden Features

In the constellation of Carina, lies the most luminous and mysterious star system within 10,000 light-years. The two massive stars,…

9 years ago

Famous Hubble Star Explosion Is Expanding, New Animation Reveals

Wow! One of the most famous star explosions captured by the Hubble Space Telescope -- several times -- shows clear…

10 years ago