• Astronomers see giant star briefly vanish near the center of the Milky Way - CNET

    4 days ago - By CNET

    A mammoth star is playing an interesting game of hide and seek.
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  • Something mysterious is blinking near the center of our galaxy

    Something mysterious is blinking near the center of our galaxy

    5 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    When astronomers peer into the depths of the Milky Way galaxy, which is our home, they can see a lot of stuff going on. There are endless stars swirling masses of gas and other features, but one light source, in particular, has caught the attention of researchers that are trying to understand exactly what it is. It's a star... but it's "blinking." The object is called VVV-WIT-08, and it might belong to an entirely new class of giant stars called a "blinking giant." That is if scientists can figure out what is making it appear to blink.
    Observing the star isn't easy, as it's roughly 25,000...
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