It’s a Wonderful Tail: The Mass-Loss History of Mira

  title={It’s a Wonderful Tail: The Mass-Loss History of Mira},
  author={C J Wareing and Albert A. Zijlstra and T. J. O’brien and Mark Seibert},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Recent observations of the Mira AB binary system have revealed a surrounding arclike structure and a stream of material stretching 2° away in opposition to the arc. The alignment of the proper motion vector and the arclike structure shows the structures to be a bow shock and accompanying tail. We have successfully hydrodynamically modeled the bow shock and tail as the interaction between the asymptotic giant branch (AGB) wind launched from Mira A and the surrounding interstellar medium. Our… 

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