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

About the 3D Model

Release date:28 July 2014, 14:43


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3D Model Files

Wavefront (.obj)
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