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ESA/Hubble heic1605: Hubble unveils monster stars. Astronomers using the unique ultraviolet capabilities of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have identified nine monster stars with masses over 100 times the mass of the Sun in the star cluster R136. This makes it the largest sample of very ...

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ESA/Hubble News
17 March 2016

Astronomers using the unique ultraviolet capabilities of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have identified nine monster stars with masses over 100 times the mass of the Sun in the star cluster R136. This makes it the largest sample of very massive stars identified to date. The results, which will be published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, raise many new questions about the formation of massive stars.

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1605/

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ESA/Hubble Information Centre
The ESO Education and Public Outreach Department
17 March 2016




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