Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

High resolution shot of the Carina NebulaHigh resolution shot of the Carina Nebula

Gorgeous New High-Res Photo of Carina Nebula

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

I just can’t stop starring at this awesome new image of the Carina Nebula. Honestly, between images like this and the two latest high-resolution shots of Earth, outer space have never looked more dazzling.

The image was taken by the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) using infrared light to peer through thick clouds of dust and reveal previously unseen features. The final output is a mosaic of hundreds of snapshots taken by the VLT.

“The cloud of glowing gas and dust is the birthplace of many massive young stars, and the nebula is home to several of the brightest and most massive known stars,” reports Space.com. “One of these stellar giants is Eta Carinae, which is a mysterious and highly unstable star, according to ESO officials. Eta Carinae was the second brightest star in the night sky for several years in the 1840s, and astronomers think it will likely destruct in a violent supernova explosion within a relatively short time.”

By relatively short time, astronomers mean sometime in the next few years to a million years from now. And don’t worry – even if Eta Carinae does go all supernova in the sky, at 7,500 light years away it’s not expected to significantly impact terrestrial lifeforms here on Earth. But nighttime would be interesting for awhile.

According to Wikipedia, at least one scientist has claimed that when the star explodes, “it would be so bright that you would see it during the day, and you could even read a book by its light at night”.

Check out a larger image of the new Carina Nebula shot by clicking here.

High-res Carina Nebula Infrared

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments
blood

Study finds vegan blood is 8 times more effective at killing cancer cells

Blood taken from vegans is 8 times more effective at killing cancer cells!

thumbsup

Daycares in Finland are going vegan

A year-long vegan food trial is coming to Helsinki.

fight

Verbally abusing your vegan friends isn’t edgy, it’s just being a bully

If you’re a vegan who has had to deal with this, and especially if you come from a background of being abused in other ways, you are absolutely not alone