VY Canis Majoris: Hypergiant Star Caught in Act of Slimming Down

New observations from the Very Large Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile show how enormous size of dust particles surrounding the hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris enable it to lose a huge amount of mass as it enters the final stages of its life. VY Canis Majoris, also known as VY CMa, HD 58061 [...] —> Read More