Nasty 1: Hubble Uncovers Surprising New Clues about Unique Wolf-Rayet Star

Astronomers using the Wide Field Camera 3 on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a pancake-shaped disk of gas around an extremely bright star in the Milky Way Galaxy. The star is nicknamed ‘Nasty 1,’ derived from its catalog name of NaSt1. Nasty 1 is also known as Wolf-Rayet 122 or WR 122. The star’s [...] —> Read More