NASA Warns of a Near-Earth Star Exploding Very Soon: When It Will Happen and How to See It

This freak phenomenon happens every 80 years and scientists have described it as “a million Earths collapsing in 15 seconds”.


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According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), soon, an event Occurs only once in 80 years held in space and can be seen from Earth.

As NASA explained, The star T Corona Borealis will explode soon And its scientists expected this phenomenon to be visible from different points of our planet Without the need to use binoculars.

This luminous body is seen 3000 light years from Earth and has A red giant and a white dwarf. Additionally, it has a dense galactic center and its gravity pulls in the preceding gas.

This will be the eruption of T Coronae Borealis.  Photo: NASA This will be the eruption of T Coronae Borealis. Photo: NASA

Although the Irish astronomer Francis Wollaston In December 1787 De Coronae observed and documented a star very close to the position of the Borealis, which many researchers attribute to this discovery. Abbott Burchard, In 1277

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The space agency defines a supernova as the largest explosion ever imagined by humans, “and they arise End of life of massive stars“.

This phenomenon occurs at the center of the astronomical object a Radical nuclear fusion It keeps it balanced and tries to resist its own gravity Crush it.

The starburst can be seen in the Northern Corona constellation.  Photo: NASA The starburst can be seen in the Northern Corona constellation. Photo: NASA

As it descends, it cools, the pressure drops and gravity takes over: “At that point the star collapses massively”The scientists who highlighted this phenomenon described it A million Earths are compressed in 15 seconds.

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When will the star explode?

According to NASA, de Coronae Borealis It last erupted in 1946. Based on different calculations, astronomers evaluate this new phenomenon It can be seen between February and September 2024Close to the constellation Northern Crown.

However, it is difficult to predict when this will happen again. Because of this the estimates are supported Similarity between current behavior and behavior 80 years ago.

event This is clearly visible from our planet Because a star system that is always +10 is +2. That’s why during the event No need for binoculars to see the characteristic glow.

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