Artist’s impression of the hottest and most massive touching double star

This animated artist’s impression shows VFTS 352 — the hottest and most massive double star system to date where the two components are in contact and sharing material. The two stars in this extreme system lie about 160 000 light-years from Earth in the Large Magellanic Cloud. This intriguing pair could be heading for a dramatic end, either with the creation of a single monster star or the formation of a binary black hole.

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Tunnistus:eso1540a
Julkaisupäivä:21. lokakuuta 2015 12:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso1540
Kesto:30 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Nimi:VFTS 352
Tyyppi:Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Multiple
Kategoria:Stars

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