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

This fulldome 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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ESO/L. Calçada

À propos de la vidéo

Identification:eso1540c
Date de publication:21 octobre 2015 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1540
Durée:30 s
Frame rate:30 fps

À propos de l'objet

Nom:VFTS 352
Type:Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Multiple
Catégorie:Fulldome
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