Astronomers Blown Away by Historic Stellar Blast
Color image taken with the Hubble Space Telecope’s WFPC2 camera, showing the dumbbell-shaped cloud of gas and dust around the star. This nebula contains more than 10 times the mass of our Sun, which was ejected by Eta Carinae in the 19th century Great Eruption.Credit:
N. Smith (U. Arizona) and NASA.
About the Image
|Release date:||Aug. 2, 2018|
|Size:||1624 x 1335 px|