Feeding zombie stars identified by NuStar telescope

Feeding zombie stars identified by NuStar telescope

Scientists from NASA have used the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, better known as NuStar to examine the first pictures of the very heart of the Milky Way. The experts in astronomy have identified a have of energy and activity centered on the region around the black hole sitting at the black hole located at the heart of the galaxy. Brad finds this pretty interesting. The scientists described the haze of energy as being that of collapsed and dying stars that look to feed on the energy of stars and interplanetary objects around them to remain alive.

Z News explains the use of the telescope has offered the first clear glimpse of the heart of the Milky Way and allowed scientists the chance to examine the death of stars in detail. The energy haze produced when a star is collapsing or dying is said to be a scream for energy as stars do not simply die, but search for energy from the objects around them. The launching of the NuStar telescope in 2012 offered the best chance at viewing these events around Sagittarius A, the black hole measuring around 40 million light years and surrounded by stars of varying ages.

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