Epic rare star explosion detected more than 4,500 light-years from Earth

Epic rare star explosion detected more than 4,500 light-years from Earth

The recent eruption of the new RS Fuchi, located in the constellation Serpentarium, about 4,566 light-years from Earth, is so intense that it’s possible to see it with the naked eye from our planet, according to the Science Alerts portal.

RS Phiuchi is a binary system composed of a white dwarf star and a red giant star. As they spin around each other, the white dwarf accumulates gaseous material that flows out of its companion, which is mostly hydrogen.

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Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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