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Post by Dragon Sat Oct 30, 2021 1:26 am

A hypnotizing vortex? A peek into a witch's cauldron? A giant space-spider web?

In reality, it's a look at the red giant star CW Leonis as photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope—just in time for celebrating Halloween with creepy celestial sights.

The orange-red "cobwebs" are dusty clouds of sooty carbon engulfing the dying star.

They were created from the outer layers of CW Leonis being thrown out into the inky black void.

The carbon, cooked up through nuclear fusion in the star's interior, gives it a carbon-rich atmosphere.

Blasting the carbon back into space provides raw material for the formation of future stars and planets.

All known life on Earth is built around the carbon atom. Complex biological molecules consist of carbon atoms bonded with other common elements in the universe.


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At a distance of 400 light-years from Earth, CW Leonis is the closest carbon star.


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Compass image for CW Leonis.

CW Leonis has an orange-reddish color due to its relatively low surface temperature of 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit.

The green-tinted beams of light emanating from the star, however, glow at invisible mid-infrared wavelengths.

In the absence of natural color, green has been added to the infrared image for better analysis through color-contrast.


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The drama of death among stars can look pretty eerie at times.

This photo of the aging red giant star CW Leonis seems like something out of a Halloween tale.

The star looks like it’s entrapped inside wispy orange spider webs that wrap around the star.

Beams of light shine through the dust, like sunbeams on a partly cloudy day.

As it runs out of fuel, the star “burps” shells of sooty carbon that escape into space.

The carbon was cooked up in the star’s core as a waste product of nuclear fusion.

Anyone with a fireplace knows that soot is a nuisance.

But carbon ejected into space provides raw material for the formation of future stars, planets, and maybe even life.

On Earth, complex biological molecules consist of carbon atoms bonded with other common elements.


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