NASA unravels mysteries of huge space explosion

January 8, 2015 1:46 PM

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Astronomers have created 3-D models of the binary system Eta Carina, which a century and a half ago began ejecting massive amounts of hot gaseous material.

In the constellation of Carina, lies the most luminous and mysterious star system within 10,000 light-years. The two massive stars, better known as Eta Carinae, erupted twice in the 19th Century for reasons astronomers still don’t understand, and are now approaching the point where one might soon d...

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