The Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula, also known as the Great Nebula in Carina or the Eta Carina Nebula, is a large bright nebula located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm in the constellation of Carina.

The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth and contains two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, Eta Carinae and HD 93129A.

The Carina Nebula
False-color image by Hubble Space Telescope.

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