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

O slici

Id:eso1540a
Tip:Ilustracija
Datum objavljivanja:21. oktobar 2015. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1540
Veličina:5000 x 3125 px

O objektu

Naziv:VFTS 352
Tip:Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Multiple
Udaljenost:160000 svetlosnih godina
Kategorija:Illustrations
Stars

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