PSPC: Eta Carinae
March 17, 2003
A set of low resolution, false color X-ray images of Eta Carinae obtained by ROSAT. The top 2 images show the X-ray emission from million-degree gas which surrounds Eta Carinae in a large oval shell. The image on the left was obtained in June of 1992 and the image on the right in December 1992. The lower 2 images show X-rays from gas at temperatures about 10-100 times hotter than the gas in the shell.
Topics: Stars, Carina constellation, Astronomy, A Carinae, ROSAT, Eta, Carina, Eta Carinae, Carina Nebula, X-ray