Source: ESO Photo Release eso1121
The dramatic nebula around the bright red supergiant star Betelgeuse.
Image credit: ESO/P. Kervella
Using the VISIR instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have imaged a complex and bright nebula around the supergiant star Betelgeuse in greater detail than ever before. This structure, which resembles flames emanating from the star, is formed as the behemoth sheds its material into space.(read more)