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Future Supernova, Eta Carinae

Lecture no. 10 from the course: A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian

Future Supernova, Eta Carinae

Taught by Professor David M. Meyer | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Explore the imminent fate of the luminous star Eta Carinae, a ticking bomb due to explode as a supernova in the next few hundred thousand years. Study the life cycle of stars, and trace the history of Eta Carinae to mysterious events first observed in 1843.


May 1, 2016