The youngest massive stars of Sextans-A dwell in the outskirts.

Sexants-A image taken in the V-band (from the Local Group survey), with the map of neutral hydrogen overlaid (from LITTLE THINGS). Orange squares mark the location of OB-type stars.

The CAB+IAC team lead by Miriam Garcia is drilling Sextans-A in pursuit of the population of massive stars. Our latest result is striking: we found the youngest, most massive stars known to date in the very outskirts of the galaxy!

Check out CAB’s press release here.