Two huge stars in such tight orbit that they touch

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Two huge stars in such tight orbit that they touch

Final kiss of two stars heading for catastrophe
Hottest and most massive touching double star

Date:
October 21, 2015

Source:
ESO

Summary:
Astronomers have found the hottest and most massive double star with components so close that they touch each other. The two stars in the extreme system VFTS 352 could be heading for a dramatic end, during which the two stars either coalesce to create a single giant star, or form a binary black hole.

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151021083124.htm

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