New Image Reveals Enormous Bubbles Across Red Giant Star's Surface

SPACE.COM | on Wed, Jan 3, 4:00 AM

Astronomers spotted giant bubbles on the surface of a huge red-giant star, showing for the first time the convective cells that move heat around in these enormous objects. The star is called Pi1 Gruis, and it is 350 times the diameter of our own sun - not to mention, much brighter than Earth's star. Pi1 Gruis is a red giant[1], a type of object that forms when stars about the mass of the sun run out of hydrogen to burn and therefore swell up. Pi1 Gruis resides about 530 light-years from Earth...

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