nov 102013
 
Anne's Image of Day: The South Pillar Region of the Carina Nebula

November 10, 2013 The South Pillar Region of the Carina Nebula Image Credit: NASA, SSC, JPL, Caltech, Nathan Smith (Univ. of Colorado), et al. This image shows the South Pillar region of the expansive emission nebula known as the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), located between 6,500 and 10,000 light-years away from Earth in the Carina–Sagittarius [continue reading]

sep 252013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Open Cluster Trumpler 16

September 25, 2013 Trumpler 16, an open cluster within the Carina Nebula Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain) Trumpler 16 is an open star cluster within the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372 or the Eta Carinae Nebula), located about 7,500 light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation [continue reading]

jul 102013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Carina Nebula

July 10, 2013 The Carina Nebula, a large, bright emission nebula Image Credit: ESO The Carina Nebula (also known as NGC 3372, the Great Nebula in Carina and the Eta Carinae Nebula) is a large, bright emission nebula of about 260 light-years across, located roughly 7,500 light-years away from Earth in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm of [continue reading]

mrt 082013
 
A Rare Young-Looking Supernova in an Old Galaxy

  The star Eta Carinae is ready to blow. 170 years ago, this 100-solar-mass object belched out several suns’ worth of gas in an eruption that made it the second-brightest star after Sirius. That was just a precursor to the main event, since it will eventually go supernova. Eta Carinae, situated about 8000 light-years away [continue reading]