NASA’s Hubble telescope discovered bigger than Sun ‘Nasty 1â€² star
This is something that has taken astronomers by surprise. They have been so much amazed by this star nestled millions of miles away from earth that they have named it Nasty 1.
The new star has been found with the help of Hubble Space telescope, one of the major sources of our knowledge about the far away space. Most of the stars, galaxies and other heavenly bodies have been found with the help of Hubble Space Telescope.
But astronomers were actually taken aback by this bizarre, strange and furious star in space. Researchers who have discovered it claim that it is far bigger than our sun. They have also called it a cannibal star.
There is no denying the fact that this starâ€™s looks will amaze you. The star discovered by Hubble actually doesnâ€™t look like our star, the sun. It has an exposed core, because its outer layers are broken down. The star that have exposed helium cores due to breakdown of their outer hydrogen layers belong to the Wolf-Rayet Family.
Astronomers have claimed that the Nasty1 is actually surrounded by a thick cloud of Heavy gas forming a pancake shape. This star gives a rare chance to astronomers to observe its core.
Astronomers are very excited about the newly discovered star. Jon Mauerhan of the University of California at Berkeley and lead researcher of the study said that the mysterious star is probably formed due to a binary interaction between other stars.
While talking about the newly discovered star Nathan Smith who is also the co-author of the study says, â€œWeâ€™re finding that it is hard to form all the Wolf-Rayet stars we observe by the traditional wind mechanism, because mass loss isnâ€™t as strong as we used to think. Mass exchange in binary systems seems to be vital to account for Wolf-Rayet stars and the supernovae they make and catching binary stars in this short-lived phase will help us understand this process.â€ The findings of the study were published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.