NASA spots possible zombie star

NASA has spotted what it calls a zombie star.


zombie star
The first thing I thought of when I read that headline was the Death Star from Star Wars but apparently I was wrong. What NASA has observed via the Hubble telescope is a supernova involving a binary star system. In star systems like this it’s common for one star to “feed” on the other. Meaning its gravity pulls in gas and materials given off by its partner star. In the case of a zombie star, one of the pair has had a partial supernova i.e. killing it, and then began to feed from its neighbor star as though it had come back to life.

For the full story from the Hubble website just click here.


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Mike Kloran

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