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Does Eta Carinae have enough mass to eventually become a neutron star, or even a black hole?

Carlos Santos, Burlington, New Jersey
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Eta Carinae Photo credit: NASA/Hubble Space Telescope
Each star in the Eta Carinae system is massive enough to form a neutron star in a supernova explosion.

Because we’ve observed black holes in binary systems with a massive star companion, it is a good bet that the most massive stars like Eta Carinae do collapse to black holes.

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