ESO finds massive ‘kissing’ stars locked in a fatal orbit

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The European Sourthern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope has discovered an incredible double star system composed of two young stars “kissing” — that is, they’re so close together that they’re touching, their final gesture before forming a single giant star or, perhaps, a binary black hole. The stars are located in the VFTS 352 system, which is a very far 160,000 … Continue reading

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