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Zooming in on the flames of Betelgeuse

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This sequence starts with a wide view of the spectacular constellation of Orion and the surrounding area. We gradually close in on the red supergiant star Betelgeuse and zoom in until the strange flame-like nebula becomes visible in a new infrared image from the VISIR camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope.


ESO/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2/P. Kervella. Music: John Dyson (from the album Darklight).

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Release date:23 June 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1121

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Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
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