Recurring Nova T Pyxidis

This image, taken by a ground-based telescope, shows shells of gas around the star that were blown off during several eruptions.


Mike Shara, Bob Williams, and David Zurek ( Space Telescope Science Institute); Roberto Gilmozzi (European Southern Observatory); Dina Prialnik (Tel Aviv University); and NASA/ESA

About the Image

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Release date:18 September 1997, 06:00
Size:83 x 101 px

About the Object

Name:T Pyxidis
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
Distance:15000 light years

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