Runaway Star, Zeta Ophiuchi
Lecture no. 11 from the course: A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian
Taught by Professor David M. Meyer | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Why is the enormous star Zeta Ophiuchi careening through our galaxy at unusually high speed? Probe the mystery of this runaway star and its gorgeous shock wave, using images from the Spitzer Space Telescope and other observatories to tell a story of massive interacting stars and a likely supernova explosion.