Scientists observe the first sighting of a star
Scientists observe the first sighting of a star . Somewhere in the universe, the stars will continue to explode, but because of their infinite distance, it takes millions of years for their light to reach us.
Astronomers have seen first-hand the sight of a star, named Thrace, exploding somewhere in the universe. This is the first sighting of a star by scientists.
The team from Northwest and the University of California saw the dramatic scene of the red super giant breaking a self-destructing star and turning into a Type 2 supernova.
The Type 2 supernova is formed by the immediate destruction and explosion of a giant star.
Prior to this, it was thought that the Red Super Giants would not provide evidence of explosions in the near future. But Thrace was found emitting bright rays in his last days.p
The researchers said in a press release that this indicates that at least some of the stars will have to undergo significant changes in their internal structure. As a result, there will be severe gas emissions before they collapse.
Wayne Jacobson-Gillan, lead author of the study, said in a statement that it was a success to understand what giant stars do in the moments before they die.
These red supergiant stars weigh 10 times more than our Sun and have a relatively cool surface with a temperature of less than 6920 degrees Fahrenheit.