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 »

Hunting for runaway stars

29 Dec

In this astrometric program we use the unique capabilities of the Hubble Space Telescope to measure the proper motions of stars in the 30 Doradus region in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Here we present the first epoch of observations, a … Read More »