A dusty pinwheel nebula aroundthe massive star WR 104

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Wolf-Rayet (WR) stars are luminous massive blue stars thought to be immediate precursors to the supernova terminating their brief lives. The existence of dust shells around such stars has been enigmatic since their discovery some 30 years ago; the intense radiation eld from the star should be inimical to dust survival 1]. Although dust-creation models… (More)

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