From Manu: “The Great Nebula in Carina”


Manu Garcia, a friend from IAC.

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In one of the brightest parts of the milky way is a nebula where happen some of the strangest things. NGC 3372, known as the great nebula in Carina, is the home of massive stars and nebulas. The Eye Nebula (NGC Lock 3324), the structure brilliant just to the right of the center of the image, contains a number of these massive stars and has changed his appearance. All the Carina Nebula, captured here, spans over 300 Light-years and is located about 7.500 Light-years away in the constellation Carina. Eta Carinae, strongest star of the nebula, was one of the brightest stars of the sky in the 1830 s, but then faded dramatically. While eta carinae maybe on the verge of a supernova explosion, images of x-Rays indicate that much of the great nebula in Carina has been a real factory of supernova.

Image Credit & Copyright: Amit Ashok Kamble

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