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'Vampire Stars' Found

'Vampire Stars' Found

Astronomers have found blue stragglers, also known as "vampire stars", in the heart of our own Milky Way galaxy. These cannibalistic stars maintain their youthful blue appearance by sucking hydrogen from nearby stars. Scientists theorize that blue stragglers may have originally been part of two-star systems until one star began to devour its companion. More at National Geographic.

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