ESOcast 185 Light: Cosmic Serpent
published 2018-11-19 on YouTube channel of
European Southern Observatory (ESO)
The VISIR camera on European Southern Observatory ESO’s VLT (Very Large Telescope) spotted a magnificent serpent in our galaxy. The captured photo was released on Monday 2018-11-19.
The system comprises a nest of massive stars surrounded by a “pinwheel” of dust. It is officially known as 2XMM J160050.7-514245 - astronomers called it “Apep”. The discovery of such a system - a massive triple star system - in our own galaxy was unexpected. This serpentine swirl has an explosive future ahead of it; it is a Wolf-Rayet star system, and a likely source of one of the most energetic phenomena in the Universe — a long-duration gamma-ray burst (GRB) (it will explode). This unique star system seems to be rotating so fast it's practically ripping itself apart.
eso1838 — Photo Release European Southern Observatory 2018-11-19
Cosmic Serpent - ESO’s VLT captures details of an elaborate serpentine system sculpted by colliding stellar winds.
Quartz - Ephrat Livni 2018-11-19
Scientists discovered an energetic “cosmic serpent” in our galaxy
cosmic serpent discovered in our galaxy
was originally written & published in A I R B O R N E by © 2018 Tiina Hölli to 2018-11-21 11:11
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