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Monster star found hiding in plain sight

Massive stars are rare, but they are sources of some of the most energetic phenomena seen in the Universe today. A high-mass candidate has now been found in a star-forming region that has been observed for more than 50 years.

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Figure 1: Nestled in a young star cluster.

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Figer, D. Monster star found hiding in plain sight. Nature 515, 42–43 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/515042a

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