The multiple stellar system of WR 25

In WR 25 two of the stars are so close to each other that they look like a single object, but Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys shows them as two.


NASA, ESA and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain)

About the Image

Release date:25 November 2008, 14:00
Related releases:heic0822
Size:900 x 657 px

About the Object

Name:WR 25
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
Distance:7500 light years

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