The Brightest Stars Don’t Live Alone (press release ESO/STScI)

26 Jul

A new study using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has shown that most very bright high-mass stars, which drive the evolution of galaxies, do not live alone. Almost three quarters of these stars are found to have a close companion … Read More »

Happy birthday Hubble (Press release STScI/NASA)

17 Apr

Several million stars are vying for attention in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of a raucous stellar breeding ground in 30 Doradus, located in the heart of the Tarantula nebula. 30 Doradus is the brightest star-forming region in our … Read More »

Fastest Rotating Star Found in Neighboring Galaxy (Press release ESO/STScI)

5 Dec

An international team of astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope have found the fastest spinning star ever discovered. VFTS 102 rotates at a dizzying 1 million miles per hour and is very close to the point at … Read More »