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A star that exploded but didn't die: the Great Eruption of Eta Carinae

Technology / Technology Industry News : Ars Technica

During the middle of the 19th century, a star system known as Eta Carinae suddenly became the second-brightest star in the night sky, then gradually faded again. Known as the Great Eruption, this event released about 10 percent of t...

Solar Eruption Sheds New Light On Growth Processes Of Young Stars

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Planetsave

New insight into the growth processes of young stars has been gained as a result of a solar eruption that was caught on film by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory back in June of 2011. On June 7, 2011, the Sun erupted, blowing large ...

NASA's Spitzer, Hubble find 'twins' of superstar Eta Carinae in other galaxies

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Eta Carinae, the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light-years, is best known for an enormous eruption seen in the mid-19th century that hurled at least 10 times the sun's mass into space. This expanding veil of...

Astronomers bring the third dimension to a doomed star's outburst

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

In the middle of the 19th century, the massive binary system Eta Carinae underwent an eruption that ejected at least 10 times the sun's mass and made it the second-brightest star in the sky. Now, a team of astronomers has used exten...

Image of the Day --The Eta Carinae Superstar: Site of the "Great Eruption"

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

The Eta Carinae star system does not lack for superlatives. Not only does it contain one of the biggest and brightest stars in our galaxy, weighing at least 90 times the mass of the sun, it is also extremely volatile...


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