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A joint team of astronomers including a member of HKU’s Laboratory for Space Research – Mirage News

Figure 1. From left to right: images of the stars p1 Gru, W Aql and R Aql. The observations were taken with the ALMA telescope in the Atacama desert,…

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A group of astronomers led by the University KU Leuven, Belgium and including Professor Albert Zijlstra, a member of Laboratory for Space Research (LSR), the University of Hong Kong (HKU), have captured the first ever detailed images of unusual stellar winds which surround dying stars. The extraordinary images show mesmerising shapes which solve a century-long mystery about the death of stars like the Sun. Contrary to common consensus, the team found that stellar winds are not spherical but have…

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