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'Best-ever' stellar view: Antares in close-up
To the uninitiated it probably looks blurry and out of focus, but in fact this is the best-ever view of any star (other than our own Sun) to have been captured by astronomers. Exploiting the possibilities offered by the VLT's interferometer system, it shows gases swirling across the stellar disc in unprecedented detail, and with unexpected vigor. Image: ESO/K. Ohnaka.
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