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VLTI Snapshots Dusty Puff Around Variable Star Using ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer, astronomers from France and Brazil have detected a huge cloud of dust around a star. This observation is further evidence for the theory that such stellar puffs are the cause of the repeated extreme dimming of the star. R Coronae Borealis stars are supergiants exhibiting erratic variability. Named after the first star that showed such behaviour , they are more than 50 times larger than our Sun....
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