The Sharpest Image Yet of a Red Giant Star (image) Chalmers University of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption 320 light years from Earth, the star W Hydrae is a few billion years further on than the Sun in its life. For comparison, the dotted ring shows the size of the Earth's orbit around the Sun, seen from an angle. Credit Credit: Alma (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/W. Vlemmings Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.