Explosive Pair of Massive Stars, 'Stellar Monster' Eta Carinae, Observed in Detail (LOOK)

January 8, 2015 5:01 PM

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Astrophysicists with NASA have observed two massive, explosive stars in space and generated a 3-D model based on their findings.

Described as a "stellar monster," Eta Carinae are two stars are locked in orbit and become closer to one another every five years. Presented at the American Astronomical Society's (AAS) annual meeting in Seattle, the Goddard Space Flight Center researchers detailed their findings.

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