In neighboring galaxy is open most rapidly rotating star

In neighboring galaxy is open most rapidly rotating star Facts

A team of astronomers announced the discovery of a star with the highest speed of at least 2 million km / h Giant star located about 160,000 light-years away in the nebula, "Tarantula", part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, which in turn is a satellite galaxy the Milky Way.

The new object was discovered by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) using the "Very Large Telescope» (VLT) at the observatory in Chile. Studies have shown that the giant star is 25 times that of the Sun and 100,000 times brighter.

The official name of the star VFTS 102. It has almost the critical speed (Sun rotates a hundred times slower), and the smallest increase in value can lead to the centrifugal forces rip a star. Astrophysicists believe that VFTS 102 was ejected from the binary system during the formation of the next supernova, which explains why such a high speed.

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