In the last several years, I have worked intensively on the supermassive star
Eta Carina, which in its great eruption 160 years ago, ejected an enormous mass
(10-20 times that of our sun) into space. In a short period of time,
astronomically speaking, the star itself may finally die in a supernova explosion.
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has designated our study of Eta Carina as one of
its Treasury Projects, devoting large amounts of time to studying its variations.
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