HRI: Eta Car
PHOTO CREDIT: M. F. Corcoran, Universities Space Research Association.
High-resolution false color X-ray images of Eta Carinae from 1992 (left) and 1994 (right). X-rays are emitted from hot gas in an oval shell around Eta Carinae. A bright source of X-rays at the center of the shell is apparent in the 1994 image but not in the 1992 image. The bright source to the top of each image is an X-ray emitting massive star close to Eta Carinae. This material was presented to the American Astronomical Society meeting in Pittsburgh, PA on June 13, 1995.
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