Looking for Eta Carinae Twins in Distant Galaxies

If There’s One, There are Probably Others I didn’t get to write about this yesterday, what with all the other exciting astronomy results being thrown at us this week.  But, there’s a big, massive, bright, dying star out there that’s going to blow up.  It’s called Eta Carinae, visible from Earth’s …

Attention, Luminous Blue Variable Fans!

More Outburst Data from Eta Carinae There’s an unstable star out there that’s on the brink of destruction. It lies some 7,500 light-years away, embedded in a star-forming region called the Carina Nebula. The star itself is called Eta Carinae (Eta Car, for short), and it’s actually a double star …