Shell around V445 Puppis (March 2007)

Using the NACO adaptive optics instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope and its ability to obtain images as sharp as if taken from space, astronomers looked at a bipolar shell ejected by a “vampire star”, which underwent an outburst after gulping down part of its companion’s matter.

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ESO

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Identificazione:eso0943g
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di rilascio:17 Novembre 2009
Notizie relative:eso0943
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Nome:V445 Puppis
Tipo:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
Distanza:25000 Anni luce
Categoria:Stars

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