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

This 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 system could be heading for a dramatic end, either with the formation of a single giant star or as a future binary black hole.

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ESO/L. Calçada

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Id:eso1540a
Tipi:Punim artistik
Data e Publikimit:Oct 21, 2015, 12:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1540
Përmasat:5000 x 3125 px

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Emri:VFTS 352
Tipi:Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Multiple
Distanca:160000 vite dritë
Kategori:Illustrations
Stars

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