Tuesday, June 02, 2009


The Great Nebula in Carina

300 light years across and 7,500 light years away, NGC 3372, the Great Nebula in Carina, is a magnificent object in this composite photo from the Hubble telescope. At one time this nebula held one of the brightest stars in the night sky, Eta Carina, which, beginning in 1840 faded dramatically.


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