The mystery of the pulsating blue stars

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 15:32 in Astronomy & Space

In the middle of the Chilean Atacama desert, a team of astronomers are monitoring millions of celestial bodies. In 2013, the team was surprised when they discovered, in the course of their survey, stars that pulsated much faster than expected. In the following years, the team studied these stars in more detail and concluded that they had stumbled upon a new class of variable star.

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