A huge, billowing pair of gas and dust clouds are captured in this stunning NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the supermassive star Eta Carinae. This star was the site of a giant outburst about 150 years ago, when it became one of the brightest stars in the southern sky. Though the star released as much visible light as a supernova explosion, it survived the outburst. Somehow, the explosion produced two polar lobes and a large thin equatorial disk, all moving outward at about 1.5 million miles per hour. Using a combination of image processing techniques, astronomers created one of the highest resolution images of an extended object ever produced by Hubble Space Telescope. The resulting picture, taken with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 in 1995, reveals astonishing detail.