Cosmic fireworks captured in high resolution •

Last update: December 5th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features the highest resolution image of Eta Carinae ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Eta Carinae, which is located 7,500 light years from the Earth, is essentially a massive pair of stars that are between one and five million times brighter than the sun.

The gases exploding throughout this distant stellar system can be seen glowing in red, white, and blue.

The image was captured using ultraviolet light and is providing scientists with brand new details about the behavior of the star system.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Image Credit: European Space Agency

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