Latest Gravity darkening Stories
The hottest stars in the universe spin so fast that they get a bit squished at their poles and dimmer around their middle.
Strong darkening observed around the equator of Vega suggests that the fifth brightest star in Earthâ€™s sky has a huge temperature difference of 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit from its cool equatorial region to its hot poles.
For decades, scientists have observed that Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, spins much faster than the sun. But thanks to a powerful new telescopic array, astronomers now know with unprecedented clarity what that means to this massive celestial body.
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