A dangerous event may take place within the close future in the Milky Way. A star that is 8000 light years far from our planet is on the verge of a serious supernova explosion. this might cause a gamma-ray explosion, the first one among the galaxy.
The star has been named “God of chaos” and it may produce a dangerous energetic event. For those that don’t understand what a gamma-ray burst is, it’s a mixture of gas and dust, with a wind which will reach 12 million km/ph. after the big Bang, this may be the second most extreme energetic event.
The Australian team of researchers
The scientists who discovered this are from the University of Sydney, and that they used the Anglo-Australian Telescope, and also the very giant Telescope in the Atacama Desert, Chile, with the assistance of researchers at the University of Edinburgh, University of Sheffield and the University of new South Wales. you’ll read all their findings revealed in the “Nature Astronomy” journal, the newest version. This rare star is part of a system that contains another star. The system is named Apep, after the Egyptian serpentine.
The two stars orbit each other each hundred years. However, only 1 of the stars seems to be on the brick of a gamma-ray burst. If this happens, it may destroy the ozone from Earth’s atmosphere.
Scientists tell us to not panic yet, because the star doesn’t seem to be aimed at our planet. However, they also added that they “can’t be sure what the future has in store”, thus we’d not be that far from a catastrophic event.
“The system may slow down enough thus it explodes as a normal supernova instead of a gamma-ray burst. However, in the meantime, it’s providing astronomers a ringside seat into stunning and dangerous physics that we’ve got not seen before in our galaxy,” explained professor Peter Tuthill, the leader of the research.