Be stars have a larger core than predicted

Wednesday, 4 July, 2012

Two continuous observations during 27 and 157 days by the CoRoT CNES space mission have allowed an international team led by an astronomer from the Paris Observatory, in collaboration with an astrophysicist from CEA-IRFU, to obtain an important result concerning rapidly-rotating, active, massive stars: their core are 20% larger than predicted. This is an important step for our understanding of the structure and evolution of such stars.

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