Artist’s impression of the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171
This artist’s impression shows the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171. This is a very rare type of star with only a dozen known in our galaxy. Its size is over 1300 times that of our Sun — one of the largest ten stars found so far. Observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer have shown that it is actually a double star, with the companion in contact with the main star.
About the Image
|Release date:||12 March 2014, 12:00|
|Size:||4000 x 2708 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary|
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