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 »

A new record for the fastest rotating O-type star (New ApJ Letter)

1 Nov

The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey: The fastest rotating O-type star and shortest period LMC pulsar – remnants of a supernova disrupted binary? P. L. Dufton, P. R. Dunstall, C. J. Evans, I. Brott, M. Cantiello, A. de Koter, S.E. de Mink, … Read More »

Young massive star clusters beyond our Galaxy (new paper)

1 Jul

Resolved photometry of extragalactic young massive star clusters S. S. Larsen, S. E. de Mink, J. J. Eldridge, N. Langer, N. Bastian, A. Seth, L. J. Smith, J. Brodie, Y. N. Efremov We present colour-magnitude diagrams (CMDs) for a sample … Read More »