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Surprising Star Spiral Structure Spotted

surprising spiral structure around old star r sculptoris

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#1    Karlis

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:49 PM

Surprising Spiral Structure Spotted by Astronomers

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered a totally unexpected spiral structure in the material around the old star R Sculptoris. This is the first time that such a structure, along with an outer spherical shell, has been found around a red giant star. It is also the first time that astronomers could get full three-dimensional information about such a spiral.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:04 PM

Wicked photo!!

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:34 AM

View PostLady Kasey, on 11 October 2012 - 02:04 PM, said:

Wicked photo!!
Yeah! :)

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:09 PM

Fantastic pic!





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