In the middle of the Chilean Atacama desert, a team of Polish astronomers are monitoring millions of celestial bodies. In 2013, the team was surprised when they discovered, in the course of their survey, stars that pulsated much faster than expected. In the following years, the team that included an astronomer from the Astronomical Institute of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, studied these stars in more detail and concluded that they had stumbled upon a new class of variable star.

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