Eta Carinae

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Eta Carinae, a hypergiant luminous blue variable star in the Carina constellation and one of the most massive and most luminous stars yet discovered, and the bipolar Homunculus Nebula which surrounds it. The nebula was partly created in an eruption of Eta Carinae, whose light reached Earth in 1843. Eta Carinae itself appears as the white patch near the center of the image, where the 2 lobes of the Homunculus touch.

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    8 Responses to Eta Carinae

    1. @yawn: That was the first thing I thought of as well. Freak.


    2. Sometimes me thinks that nyokki is an artist who draws all these beautiful pictures πŸ˜‰


    3. @copypaiste: I wish. I am completely talent-less as an artist (mom and brother) or a musician (2 brothers and dad) or even a decent decorator(sis). I grew up in a house of music and art and could only appreciate it. I have a decent grasp of mathematics and philosophy, but I wouldn’t call it talent.


    4. @nyokki: I see. But at least you have a talent in finding awesome pictures for us πŸ˜‰ Nevermind, keep searching your genius and once you find it, I believe you’ll be happy πŸ™‚


    5. It’s going to be interesting when that thing goes boom…


    6. Yeah we would definitely see a flash somewhere when that sucker blows


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