Eta Carinae

Observations of a massive, unstable star called Eta Carinae, made with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WF/PC) aboard NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope HST, reveal surprising and complex new structure in a dusty nebula surrounding the star. New details include a jet of material flowing away from the star and a regularly spaced set of wave-like features. The results are being reported on May 17, 1991 at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Writer's Workshop in Baltimore MD.

Credit:

NASA and ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9110b
Type:Collage
Release date:17 May 1991, 06:00
Size:3817 x 2376 px

About the Object

Name:Eta Carinae, IRAS 10431-5925
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:7500 light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
NII
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC1

Image Formats

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