Wonderful Mira

  title={Wonderful Mira},
  author={C J Wareing},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={4429 - 4440}
  • C. Wareing
  • Published 2008
  • Physics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Since being named ‘wonderful’ in the seventeenth century for its peculiar brightness variability, Mira A has been the subject of extensive research and become the prototype for a whole class of ‘Mira’ variable stars. The primary star in a binary system, Mira A is reaching the end of its life and currently undergoing an extended period of enhanced mass loss. Recent observations have revealed a surrounding arc-like structure and a stream of material stretching 12 light years away in opposition to… 

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