The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey. III. [...] (J.M. Bestenlehner et al.)
Published on 26 May 2011
In section 1. Letters
The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey. III. A very massive star in apparent isolation from the massive cluster R136
A&A press release: Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing the discovery of a very massive, isolated star in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The star VFTS 682 is 150 times more massive than our Sun and seems to be isolated and not a member of any rich star cluster, which is surprising since very massive stars are thought to form in the dense core of clusters. Read the A&A press release.