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X-raying stellar winds in a high-speed collision

16 Oct 2012, 06:43 UTC
X-raying stellar winds in a high-speed collision
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Source: ESA Massive star cluster Cyg OB2. Image credits: ESA/G. Rauw. Two massive stars racing in orbit around each other have had their colliding stellar winds X-rayed for the first time, thanks to the combined efforts of ESA’s XMM-Newton and NASA’s Swift space telescopes.(read more)

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