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Rendering courtesy of NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

This star, dubbed VFTS 102, spins 1 million miles an hour! That’s 100 times faster than our Sun rotates. Whoa. That’s pretty crazy, right? “Centrifugal forces from this dizzying spin rate have flattened the star into an oblate shape and spun off a disk of hot plasma, seen edge on in this view from a hypothetical planet,” according to NASA. The star is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, which according to NASA is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

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