A Thick Belt around a Massive star in another Galaxy
The position of the supergiant star WOH G64 in the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of the Milky Way's neighbouring galaxies, is shown in this Spitzer image (left). On the right, an artist's impression is provided of the thick, massive torus of matter surrounding the star as inferred from observations made with ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer. This is the first time that MIDI resolves an individual star in a neighbouring galaxy.
About the Image
|Release date:||27 May 2008|
|Size:||4193 x 1818 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant|
• X - Galaxies
• X - Illustrations
Colours & filters
|3.6 μm||Spitzer Space Telescope|
|8.0 μm||Spitzer Space Telescope|
|24 μm||Spitzer Space Telescope|
Notes: The left image is from the Spitzer Space Telescope and the right is an artists impression.