Corpus ID: 119196254

Blue straggler populations beyond the Milky Way

  title={Blue straggler populations beyond the Milky Way},
  author={Richard de Grijs and Weijia Sun and Chengyuan Li and Licai Deng},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  • Richard de Grijs, Weijia Sun, +1 author Licai Deng
  • Published 2018
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
  • Although the formation of blue straggler stars (BSSs) is routinely attributed to stellar interactions in binary systems, the relative importance of the direct collision and slow(er) stellar coalescence formation channels is still poorly understood. We selected a sample of 24 Magellanic Cloud star clusters for which multi-passband Hubble Space Telescope images are available to address this outstanding question. We compiled a BSS database, containing both traditional and evolved BSSs. We found a… CONTINUE READING

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