Eta Carinae’s epic supernova explosion comes to life in new visualization


A new visualization shows the power of an epic supernova erupting in deep space.

The video shows the famous explosion in the Eta Carinae star system that briefly made it the brightest object in the sky in the year 1843. More than 170 years later, the two lobes of the supernova are still expanding into space, providing a rich trove of data to gather.





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