Spectacular image of the Eta Carina Nebulae by DARK PhD students C. Thöne and C. Féron – University of Copenhagen

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14 November 2008

Spectacular image of the Eta Carina Nebulae by DARK PhD students C. Thöne and C. Féron

The Carina Nebula is a large bright nebula that surrounds several clusters of stars. It contains two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, Eta Carinae and HD 93129A. Located 7500 light years away, the nebula itself spans some 260 light years across, about 7 times the size of the Orion Nebula, and is shown in all its glory in this mosaic.
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