The Great Carina Nebula or NGC 3372 (Picture of the Day)

The Great Carina Nebula
The Great Carina Nebula (or NGC3372) is one of the largest star forming regions in our Milky way galaxy and also one of the largest diffuse nebulas in our skies. It spans over 300 light years and is almost 7,500 light years away from Earth. This nebula is also popular for some of the young and massive stars including Eta Carinae. Eta Carinae is a star which is more than 100 times the mass of the Sun. It appears in the constellation of Carina.




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