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Foreseeing the Sun’s Fate: Astronomical Interferometry Reveals the Close Environment of Mira Stars

09/27/2004 12:00AM

Foreseeing the Sun’s Fate: Astronomical Interferometry Reveals the Close Environment of Mira Stars

For more than 400 years, astronomers both professional and amateur have taken a special interest in observing Mira stars, a class of variable red giants famous for pulsations that last for 80-1,000 days and cause their apparent brightness to vary by a factor of ten times or more during a cycle....


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