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A massive star has suddenly gone missing?

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An unusually bright star has gone missing, in a mystery of cosmic proportions.

An object inside the Kinman dwarf galaxy has disappeared from view, according to new research published today in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. This massive and exceptionally bright blue star was hypothesized to exist based on astronomical observations made between 2001 and 2011, but as of 2019, it is no longer detectable.

George Dvorsky, “A Massive Star Has Disappeared Without a Trace” at Gizmodo

Paper. (open access)

One Reply to “A massive star has suddenly gone missing?

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    Ed George says:

    First it was statues, and now it’s stars. Will these protesters stop at nothing?

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