Scientists are unfamiliar with the phenomenon of a star dying prematurely. Astronomers from California Institute of Technology in the United States have discovered a radio signal from a star that exploded in a Supernova before running out of fuel.
This type of occurrence was predicted in theory but never experienced in practice. The most recent discovery is the first tangible proof that such an occurrence does occur.
Dillon Dong, a Caltech astronomy graduate student, collaborated with a team on data from the Very Large Array (VLA) Sky Survey. The VLA Sky Survey is an astronomy project that uses radio wavelengths to survey the night sky.
Scientists know that when the leftovers of a star (a neutron star or a black hole) approach a smaller star close enough, they create a stable orbit and steadily spiral closer over millions to billions of years, according to previous study.
When the two clash, gravitational waves similar to those previously observed are produced.
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