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NASA has released a striking new image of explosive neighbouring star Eta Carinae. The star is huge: somewhere between 100 and 150 times the size of our own sun. It is also consuming its fuel at a truly astonishing rate. The star is currently teetering along a knife edge, almost at equilibrium: its gravity just about balanced …

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You can find out more from NASA's Chandra site here: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/main/index.html

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