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Also known as The Great Nebula in Carina, the Carina Nebula is a massive, highly luminous nebula surrounding several clusters of stars, amongst which are Eta Carinae and the delightfully named HD 93129A, two of the largest and brightest star formations in our galaxy. Between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from us, the nebula is named for the constellation it appears in, in the Carina-Saggitarius Arm of the Milky Way. Discovered in 1752 by legendary astronomer Abbe Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, much smaller nebula known as the Homunculus Nebula sits within, surrounding the Eta Carinae system. It is understood to have been formed in a vast explosion 1841, which briefly made Eta Carinae the second brightest object in the sky after our own sun.