According to the team’s lead researcher Lucy Giuri, the star VY is probably the most massive star in our Milky Way. It is quite large and there are also eruptions in it every 200 years. Another lead researcher, Ambesh Singh, said the team wanted to know what happens in the late stages of a star’s life. Until now we used to think that supernova explosions happen in big stars, but now we are not sure about it. Researchers are still getting more information about this star. With this, a better resolution image of the star will be made in the coming time.
Talking about other news related to stars, astronomers have detected a new born pulsar, which may be only 14 years old. Scientists observed this pulsar after the explosion in a supernova and the energy released from it. This pulsar has been found in a galaxy 395 million light years away from Earth. It was first seen as an object in the year 2018 through the Very Large Array Sky Survey (VLASS) located in New Mexico. This is a young pulsar, whose age may be only 14 years. This claim has been made by astronomy professor Greg Hallinan, who was part of the team that identified this pulsar.
A pulsar is a type of neutron star. Neutron stars are formed when a main class star compresses due to its own size and weight. It then collapses in a supernova explosion, thanks to which pulsar stars are formed. The neutron star just discovered is named ‘VT 1137-0337’.
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