Artist's impression of radioactive molecules in CK Vulpeculae

Image of CK Vulpeculae, the remains of a double-star collision. This impact launched radioactive molecules into space, as indicated in this artist's impression, which gives a very close-up view of what these molecules look like . The background image was created from a combination of visible-light images from the Gemini telescope (blue), a submillimetre map showing the dust from the SMA (yellow) and finally a map of the molecular emission from APEX and the SMA (red).

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Tegund:Uppdráttur
Útgáfudagur:Júl 30, 2018, 17:00 CEST
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Nafn:CK Vulpeculae
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
Flokkur:Stars

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