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The image of R Sculptoris obtained in the submillimetric wavelengths with the ALMA interferometer shows an evident spiral structure, which connects the star to the outer dust shell by which it is surrounded [ALMA / M. Maercker et al.]

R Sculptoris, the Dying Giant That Draws Spirals in the Sky

During the AGB phase, Sun-like mass stars disperse large amounts of matter into space, enriching the interstellar medium with elements such as carbon, indispensable to the chemistry of life. R Sculptoris, a star in the final stages of its…

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