explosive variable

explosive variable

[ik′splō·siv ′ver·ē·ə·bəl]
(astronomy)
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Popularly known as the Eta Carinae Nebula or the Keyhole Nebula, it harbors an explosive variable star, Eta ([eta]) Carinae, which underwent a giant outburst about 160 years ago.

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