Symbiotic Star Blows Bubbles into Space
Panel 1: A pulsating red giant star and a compact, hot white dwarf star orbit each other.
Panel 2: The red giant sheds much of its outer layers in a stellar wind. The white dwarf helps concentrate the wind along a thin equatorial plane. The white dwarf accretes some of this escaping gas forming a disk around the itself.
NASA & ESA
About the Image
|Release date:||24 August 1999, 15:00|
|Size:||515 x 573 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Unspecified : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Giant|
• Unspecified : Star : Evolutionary Stage : White Dwarf
• Unspecified : Star : Grouping : Binary
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