Dying star provides insight on how the sun will end

The latest photos from the Hubble Space Telescope show exactly how the process occurs.
By Dirk Trudeau | Mar 28, 2016
The sun to a large extent is still a young star; however, it would be delusional to think it would never die. A sighting of a star similar in mass to the sun provides how it would look like in the final phase. However, the sun would have been destroyed by the waves of heat from the sun by this time.

The Kohoutek 4-55 a star located 4600 light years from Earth has been observed at its final stage for the past 16 years. The latest photos from the Hubble Space Telescope show exactly how the process occurs.

As a star ages, the internal nuclear reactions become more uneven and falter. The uneven energy release because the star to pulsate causing wave energy discharged into the universe. This leads to it shedding its gasses each time it pulsates getting smaller and weaker with ever energy impulse.

"We have nothing to worry about at the moment, the sun is still at optimum performance," said a NASA scientist. "But the star provides insights about how it will eventually happen." The telescope took photos in three wavelengths to show in detail hat actually happens.

The red wavelength showed the presence of nitrogen and oxygen and the primary catalyst of the supernova occurrence. It was noted that the oxygen and nitrogen appeared in the clouds of swirls. The sun still has about five billion years to go. But when it does happen, scientists predict that it would be a beautiful spectacle for the rest of the universe.


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