Amazing telescopes produce hot space images

Ground-based telescopes continue to produce some of world's important space discoveries

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The image here of star WR 22 comes from ESO's Wide Field Imager at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. Researchers say WR 22 is a very hot and bright star that is shedding its atmosphere into space at a rate many millions of times faster than the sun. While the star is more than 5,000 light-years from Earth, it is so bright that it can just be faintly seen with the unaided eye under good conditions.

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