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Contact: Dr. Tomasz Kamiński


Caption: Gone with the stellar wind: an extended dusty nebula surrounds VY CMa in the constellation Big Dog, one of the largest known stars in the universe. In the atmosphere of this huge sun, astronomers discovered the molecules TiO and TiO2.

Credit: Credit: Molecule symbols: CDMS/T. Kamiński. Background image: NASA/ESA and R. Humphreys (University of Minnesota).

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