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Is this a supernova? It looks like an explosion of light and energy.
It is called Eta Carinae
it is a "bipolar Homunculus Nebula which surrounds the star. The Homunculus was partly created in an eruption of Eta Carinae, the light from which reached Earth in 1843. Eta Carinae itself appears as the white patch near the center of the image, where the 2 lobes of the Homunculus touch."
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