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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    yawn

    Scrotum of fire?

    dieAntagonista

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

    deuce

    Astral bulimia.

    copypaiste

    Sometimes me thinks that nyokki is an artist who draws all these beautiful pictures 😉

    copypaiste

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

    Svartmetall

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

    P41N90D

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