A vampiric star

This animation shows the artist’s impression of a vampiric star. The two stars in this binary system are extremely different: A tiny white dwarf and a gigantic red giant star. The latter is expelling its outer layers into space where the white dwarf is siphoning this material into a disc of material surrounding it. The material then spirals down from this disc onto the white dwarf.


ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Yayın tarihi:12 Aralık 2018 14:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1840
Süre:16 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Adı:R Aquarii
Tür:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable



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