High-resolution Image Of The Brightest Orion Trapezium Star

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 10:14 in Astronomy & Space

Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing the sharpest image of the young binary star Theta1 Orionis C in the Orion Trapezium cluster. In the new image, obtained using the ESO/VLT interferometer, one clearly distinguishes the two young, massive stars of the system. This binary system is the most massive star in the nearest region where high-mass stars are forming.

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