LAMOST J040643.69+542347.8: The Fastest Rotator in the Galaxy

@article{Li2020LAMOSTJT,
  title={LAMOST J040643.69+542347.8: The Fastest Rotator in the Galaxy},
  author={G. Li},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2020},
  volume={892}
}
  • G. Li
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Rotation and binary interaction play important roles in understanding the nature of massive stars (>8 Msun). Some interesting transients, such as the long-duration gamma-ray bursts, are thought to be originated from fast-rotating massive stars. Because the strong stellar wind can effectively spin down a metal-rich massive star with fast rotation, it is very hard to find single massive stars rotating critically in the Galaxy. In the present work reported is the discovery of the fastest rotator… CONTINUE READING

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