Artist’s impression of a Wolf–Rayet star
This artist’s impression shows the bright core of a Wolf–Rayet star surrounded by a nebula of material which has been expelled by the star itself.
Wolf–Rayet stars are hot and massive with lifespans of a few million years. They are thought to end in dramatic supernova explosions, ejecting the elements forged in their cores into the cosmos.Credit:
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|Release date:||4 November 2021, 17:00|
|Size:||5000 x 3000 px|
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