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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…

1 year 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…

2 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…

2 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…

6 years ago