Quantcast
Vampire Star and Its Victim
696 of 3978

Vampire Star and Its Victim

July 27, 2012
New research using data from ESO’s Very Large Telescope has revealed that the hottest and brightest stars, which are known as O stars, are often found in close pairs. Many of such binaries transfer mass from one star to another, a kind of stellar vampirism depicted in this artist’s impression.

Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser/S.E. de Mink

Read The Article


comments powered by Disqus