A plume on Betelgeuse (artist’s impression)

This artist’s impression shows the supergiant star Betelgeuse as it was revealed thanks to different state-of-the-art techniques on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), which allowed two independent teams of astronomers to obtain the sharpest ever views of the supergiant star Betelgeuse. They show that the star has a vast plume of gas almost as large as our Solar System and a gigantic bubble boiling on its surface. These discoveries provide important clues to help explain how these mammoths shed material at such a tremendous rate.

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ESO/L. Calçada

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso0927a
Tipi:Punim artistik
Data e Publikimit:29 Korrik 2009
Publikime të ngjashme:eso0927
Përmasat:2666 x 4000 px

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Emri:Betelgeuse
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Distanca:650 vite dritë
Kategori:Illustrations

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