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The star system Eta Carinae has puzzled astronomers for centuries because of its oddly variable brightness -- as bright as a supernova explosion at one point in the 19th century. Now astronomers from the University of Arizona have determined that there were at least two earlier explosions in the star's long history, making this a very strange star system indeed.

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The star system Eta Carinae has puzzled astronomers for centuries because of its oddly variable brightness -- as bright as a supernova explosion at one point in the 19th century. Now astronomers from the University of Arizona have determined that there were at least two earlier explosions in the star's long history, making this a very strange star system indeed.