Astronomers using ESO telescopes have discovered giant spots on the surface of extremely hot stars hidden in stellar clusters. This video offers a summary of the discovery.
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Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Gurvan Bazin and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Stephanie Rowlands, Emma Foxell and Bárbara Ferreira.
Music: Nuclearmetal/New Horizons — Planetarium.
Footage and photos: ESO, L. Calçada, INAF-Padua/S. Zaggia, C. Malin ( christophmalin.com ) and B. Tafreshi ( twanight.org ).
Scientific consultants: Paola Amico and Mariya Lyubenova.