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August 24, 1999 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1999-32

Symbiotic Star Blows Bubbles into Space


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The red giant sheds much of its outer layers in a stellar wind. The white dwarf helps concentrate the wind along a thin equatorial plane. The white dwarf accretes some of this escaping gas forming a disk around the itself.

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