It ’ s a wonderful tail : the mass loss history of Mira

@inproceedings{Wareing2008ItS,
  title={It ’ s a wonderful tail : the mass loss history of Mira},
  author={Christopher John Wareing and Albert A. Zijlstra and Timothy J. O’Brien and Mark Seibert},
  year={2008}
}
Recent observations of the Mira AB binary system have revealed a surrounding arc-like structure and a stream of material stretching 2 degrees away in opposition to the arc. The alignment of the proper motion vector and the arc-like structure shows the structures to be a bow shock and accompanying tail. We have successfully hydrodynamically modelled the bow shock and tail as the interaction between the asymptotic giant branch (AGB) wind launched from Mira A and the surrounding interstellar… CONTINUE READING

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