The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey. III. [...] (J.M. Bestenlehner et al.)

Vol. 530
In section 1. Letters

The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey. III. A very massive star in apparent isolation from the massive cluster R136

by J.M. Bestenlehner, J.S. Vink, G. Gräfener, et al., A&A 530, L14


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.