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A high-tech lip reader for tight-lipped stars

Unlocking the internal secrets of a β Cephei star with a state-of-the-art polarimeter may open up a greater understanding of whether a massive star eventually explodes in a supernova or collapses directly to a black hole.

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Fig. 1: A star distorted by non-radial pulsation.


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Baade, D. A high-tech lip reader for tight-lipped stars. Nat Astron 6, 20–21 (2022).

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