‘Pumpkin stars’ spin so fast they resemble pumpkins

By Brittany A. Roston

Thanks to NASA’s Swift and Kepler efforts, researchers have discovered a type of star dubbed a ‘pumpkin star’ due to its rapid spinning and the shape it appears to have as a result. Chief among the newly found stars is the KSw 71, a giant orange star that completes a rotation in only 5.5 days. In addition, this massive ‘pumpkin’ …

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