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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