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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.


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