Zooming in on the flames of Betelgeuse

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.

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

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ID:eso1121a
Publiseringsdato:23. juni 2011 12:00
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Spilletid:41 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Navn:Betelgeuse
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Kategori:Stars

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