April 16, 2024

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How are extreme “blue giant” stars born?  Astronomers may finally know

How are extreme “blue giant” stars born? Astronomers may finally know

Astronomers may have solved the mystery of how some of the brightest and hottest stars in the universe are born.

The team, led by researchers at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC), has found evidence suggesting that blue supergiants are created when two stars in a binary system spiral together and merge.