Artist’s impression of the exotic binary star system AR Scorpii

This artist’s impression shows the strange object AR Scorpii. In this unique double star a rapidly spinning white dwarf star (right) powers electrons up to almost the speed of light. These high energy particles release blasts of radiation that lash the companion red dwarf star (left) and cause the entire system to pulse dramatically every 1.97 minutes with radiation ranging from the ultraviolet to radio.

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M. Garlick/University of Warwick/ESO

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1627a
Tipi:Punim artistik
Data e Publikimit:Kor 27, 2016, 19:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1627
Përmasat:5500 x 4123 px

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Emri:AR Scorpii
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
Kategori:Illustrations

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