Gas Cloud near Eta Carinae (artist's impression)

This is an artist's impression of a gas cloud (left) that acts as a natural ultraviolet laser, near the huge, unstable star Eta Carinae (right) - one of most massive and energetic stars in our Milky Way Galaxy.

This is an artist's concept of a gas cloud (left) that acts as a natural ultraviolet laser, near the huge, unstable star Eta Carinae (right) -- one of most massive and energetic stars in our Milky Way Galaxy.

Credit:

James Gitlin/STScI

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo9606a
Type:Artwork
Release date:10 January 1995, 06:00
Size:750 x 600 px

About the Object

Name:Eta Carinae
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
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Distance:7500 light years


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