Monday, June 20, 2011

Aotearoa's Star

Aotearoa’s Star also known as Eta Carinae is a star in the Milky Way. It is faded and fuzzy from the huge cloud of dust that surrounds it. It is 23000 degrees Celsius warmer than the sun, if Eta Carinae was were the sun was then all life on earth would be vaporised. Eta Carinae is unstable because it is running out of fuel. One day it will make a huge explosion called a Super Nova which will make it shine so bright that it would be even visible in day time. The pieces of star will join together to form silver and gold which in billions of years from then will make rings around some planets.

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