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The brightest stars don't live alone

The Universe is a diverse place, and many stars are quite unlike the Sun. An international team has used the VLT to study what are known as O-type stars, which have very high temperature, mass and brightness [1]. These stars have short and violent lives and play a key role in the evolution of galaxies. They are also linked to extreme phenomena such as "vampire stars", where a smaller companion sta Source: ESO - Discipline: Astronomy...

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Source: LabSpaces - Friday, 27 July, 2012


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