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Astronomers spot a ‘blinking giant’ near the centre of the Galaxy

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The FINANCIAL -- An international team of astronomers observed the star, VVV-WIT-08, decreasing in brightness by a factor of 30, so that it nearly disappeared from the sky. While many stars change in brightness because they pulsate or are eclipsed by another star in a binary system, it’s exceptionally rare for a star to become fainter over a period of several months and then brighten again according to University of Cambridge.…

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Astronomers spot a ‘blinking giant’ near the centre of the Galaxy

2 mins read

The FINANCIAL -- An international team of astronomers observed the star, VVV-WIT-08, decreasing in brightness by a factor of 30, so that it nearly disappeared from the sky. While many stars change in brightness because they pulsate or are eclipsed by another star in a binary system, it’s exceptionally rare for a star to become fainter…