Eta carinae nebula

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Eta Carinae Nebula. Discover the secrets of this celestial wonder and witness stunning images captured by astronomers.

Wow! One of the most famous star explosions captured by the Hubble Space Telescope—several times—shows clear evidence of expansion in this new animation. You can see here the Homunculus Nebula getting bigger and bigger between 1995 and 2008, when Hubble took pictures of the Eta Carinae star system. More details from one of the animation authors below.

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Danielle May