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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.

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About the Image

Id:eso0815a
Type:Collage
Release date:27 May 2008
Related releases:eso0815
Size:4193 x 1818 px

About the Object

Name:WOH G64
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
• X - Galaxies
• X - Illustrations

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
3.6 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Infrared
Mid-IR
8.0 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Infrared
Mid-IR
24 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS

Notes: The left image is from the Spitzer Space Telescope and the right is an artists impression.

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