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Runaway Star, Zeta Ophiuchi

Lecture no. 11 from the course: A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian

Runaway Star, Zeta Ophiuchi

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.

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