'Roundest known space object' identified

'Roundest known space object' identified
 

Astronomers claim to have discovered the roundest object ever measured in nature.
Kepler 11145123 is a distant, slowly rotating star that's more than twice the size of the Sun.
Researchers were able to show that the difference between its radius as measured to the equator and the radius measured to the poles was just 3km.
"This makes Kepler 11145123 the roundest natural object ever measured," said lead author Prof Laurent Gizon.
He added that it was "even more round than the Sun".
Prof Gizon, from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), and his... read more

 
17 November 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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