A vampiric star

This animation shows the artist’s impression of a vampiric star. The two stars in this binary system are extremely different: A tiny white dwarf and a gigantic red giant star. The latter is expelling its outer layers into space where the white dwarf is siphoning this material into a disc of material surrounding it. The material then spirals down from this disc onto the white dwarf.

Kredit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

O videu

Id:eso1840d
Datum zveřejnění:12. prosince 2018 14:00
Související články:eso1840
Doba trvání:16 s
Frame rate:30 fps

O objektu

Jméno:R Aquarii
Typ:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
Kategorie:Stars

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