The Company Eta Carinae Keeps: Stellar and Interstellar Content of the Carina Nebula

  • Nolan R. WalbornEmail author
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 384)


The remarkable, interrelated stellar and nebular constituents of η Carinae’s habitat, the giant Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), are reviewed. They are relevant to the interpretation of η Car itself. They include some of the hottest and most massive O stars known, frequently in close multiple systems; mysterious nebular structures; recently recognized ongoing star formation; the most extreme high-velocity interstellar absorption-line profiles in the Galaxy; and both stellar and diffuse X-ray sources.


Star Formation Massive Star Giant Molecular Cloud Stellar Content Space Telescope Image Spectrograph 
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