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Dust Cloud in a R CrB Star Artists Impression
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Dust Cloud in a R CrB Star (Artist's Impression)

August 7, 2007
Artist rendering of the surroundings of a R Coronae Borealis star, as inferred from the observations obtained with ESO's Very Large Telescope. Such stars show erratic variability that is thought to arise from the presence of large clouds of dust in their envelope.