A 3D Model of the Homunculus Nebula around the star Eta Carinae

A team of astronomers have used the spatial and velocity information from data from the X-shooter instrument on ESO's VLT to create the first high-resolution, fully 3D model of the Homunculus Nebula around the massive binary system Eta Carinae. The new model contains none of the assumptions about the cloud's symmetry found in previous studies. This version can be downloaded and used to create a three-dimensional model of the nebula using a 3D printer.

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Ed Campion & UNAM/W. Steffen

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Data di rilascio:Lunedì 28 Luglio 2014 14:43


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