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Giant Bubbles on Red Giant Star’s Surface
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Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time directly observed granulation patterns on the surface of a star outside the Solar System — the ageing red giant π1 Gruis. This remarkable new image from the PIONIER instrument reveals the convective cells that make up the surface of this huge star, which has […]

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Bubbles in space
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At a distance of just 160 000 light-years, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is one of the Milky Way’s closest companions. It is also home to one of the largest and most intense regions of active star formation known to exist anywhere in our galactic neighbourhood — the Tarantula Nebula. This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope […]

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Blowing cosmic bubbles
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This entrancing image shows a few of the tenuous threads that comprise Sh2-308, a faint and wispy shell of gas located 5200 light-years away in the constellation of Canis Major (The Great Dog). Sh2-308 is a large bubble-like structure wrapped around an extremely large, bright type of star known as a Wolf-Rayet Star — this […]

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Hubble Space Telescope celebrates birthday week with bubbles
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The Hubble Space Telescope is one very large birthday boy this week as it turns 26. To mark the occasion, researchers and scientists with the team turned the Hubble lens on the birthday balloon-like Bubble Nebula and unveiled the clearest image of the …

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Haunting Space Bubbles Shine in Amazing Hubble Telescope Photo
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Perhaps the most striking feature of the Hubble Space Telescope view is an apparent star embedded within a rust-colored cloud, toward the upper left corner. Although the bright spot, better known as XZ Tauri, appears to be a single star, it's actually …

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Photo Release: Jets, bubbles, and bursts of light in Taurus
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The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a striking view of a multiple star system called XZ Tauri, its neighbour HL Tauri, and several nearby young stellar objects. XZ Tauri is blowing a hot bubble of gas into the surrounding space, which is filled with bright and beautiful clumps that are emitting strong winds and […]

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