Baltimore MD (SPX) Aug 03, 2018
What happens when a star behaves like it exploded, but it’s still there?
About 170 years ago, astronomers witnessed a major outburst by Eta Carinae, one of the brightest known stars in the Milky Way galaxy. The blast unleashed almost as much energy as a standard supernova explosion.
Yet Eta Carinae survived.
An explanation for the eruption has eluded astrophysicists. They can’t