Astronomers have obtained the best images ever of a star that has lost most of its material to a vampire companion. By combining the light captured by four telescopes at ESO’s Paranal Observatory they created a virtual telescope 130 metres across with vision 50 times sharper than the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Surprisingly, the new results show that the transfer of mass from one star to the other in this double system is gentler than expected.
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7 December 2011
6 December 2011: A professional film crew from Marco Polo Film AG visited the ALMA site from 21 November to 2 December. Marco Polo Film AG is a production house, based in Germany ...