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Astronomers spot two stars beginning to merge to create a megastar


Astronomers spot two stars beginning to merge to create a megastar

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: In an unusual celestial event, spanish astronomers have captured the image of two monster stars that may merge eventually and give us a chance to understand the theory on how supermassive stars are born.

The pair of stars known as MY Camelopardalis by astronomers is located about 13,000 light-years from Earth. The image captured by the telescope at the Calar Alto Observatory in southern Spain, reveal the physical properties of each of the stars including temperature and shape.

The scientists believe that when the two stars will finally merge or ram into each other, the resultant will be a monstrous star which may have at least 60 times the mass of the sun.

 

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