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WR 124

One of the rare Wolf-Rayet Stars with a surface temperature of 50 000 kelvin. Extreme stellar wind blows away its hull since about 10 000 years with high speed and create an impressing nebula.

Constellation: Sagittarius
Distance: 15 000 light-years
Spectral class: WN8
Visual magnitude: 11.08
Mass: circa 20 * Sun

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Photo: Nasa, Hubble Telescope

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