Artist’s impression of the red supergiant star Antares

This artist’s impression shows the red supergiant star Antares in the constellation of Scorpius. Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer astronomers have constructed the most detailed image ever of this, or any star other than the Sun. Using the same data they have also made the first map of the velocities of material the atmosphere of a star other than the Sun.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1726b
Type:Artwork
Release date:23 August 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1726
Size:3840 x 2316 px

About the Object

Name:Antares
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Category:Illustrations
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