Blistering of Star (image) Georgia Institute of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption A sequence of snapshots from a simulation showing a red giant star tunneling through a high density gas clump. The star is moving downward in the illustration, as indicated by the bow-shaped "onion skin" surfaces of constant density. Soon after the star plunges into the clump, it develops a high temperature "blister" at the point of impact and a full turbulent wake behind it. Credit Georgia Tech Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.