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Inner galaxy - Carina Arc

Submitted by Kevin Jardine on 24 June, 2007 - 19:51

The Carina region is a view into one of the Milky Way's most visible structures - the Carina Arc. Beginning about 2000 pc from our Sun, the Carina Arc sweeps around our galaxy for thousands of parsecs and contains some of the brightest stars in our galaxy, including the massive and very strange variable star, Eta Carinae.