The Great Nebula in Carina (NGC 3372)

The Carina Nebula is the closest giant star-forming region to our Solar System, in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy (7 500 light years from Earth). It is situated in the Southern Hemisphere Constellation Carina (The Keel). The Carina Nebula (also called The Grand Nebula or Eta Carinae Nebula) is one of the largest Diffuse Nebulae in our skies, and contains at least two stars with a combined luminosity over five million times that of the Sun. The star Eta Carinae is at least a hundred times more massive than our star (the Sun), and is a candidate for a Supernova.

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