Zooming into the red giant star R Sculptoris

This video sequence starts with a view of the rather faint constellations of Sculptor (The Sculptor) and Cetus (The Sea Monster). As we zoom in we see a few faint galaxies but close in on a star that looks very red. This is the old red giant variable star R Sculptoris. Observations using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have revealed an unexpected spiral structure in the material around this star.

Autorska prava:

ESO/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2

O video klipu

Datum objavljivanja:10. oktobar 2012. 19:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1239
Trajanje:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

O objektu

Naziv:R Sculptoris
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Giant




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