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Description This image by the Hubble Space Telescope displays an asymmetrical shape of the red giant star Mira. This may be due to expansion-contraction cycles, or else unresolved surface features.
Date 6 August 1997
Source HubbleSite STScI-1997-26
Author Margarita Karovska (Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics) and NASA
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