In the universe, the outside forces of human comprehension are encountered every day in events as powerful as fascinating. Only sometimes can information be able to capture some of them, such as when they were recently imprisoned two black holes interact, and now, when they got a picture of two stars, crashed.
It was achieved with the sophisticated SPHERE instrument installed in Chile's Large Telescope Project (VLT), the Southern European Observatory (ESL) in the Atacama Desert, which is one of the most privileged observation stations on earth for clarity and absence. moisture.
The image is from the binary R Aquarii system, 650 light years on our planet. Years of observation have noticed the unique history of this space, which is visible in the middle of this picture: the largest two star star, the red giant, is a star called Mira.
"Even though most binary stars limit dance-style dance because of gravity, the relationship between the stars of R Aquari is much quieter, despite its small size, the smaller two stars of this pair are stealing the material from their dead partner, the red giant," ESO explains.
According to experts, what we can see in the picture are plasma and thermonuclear explosions. "The pain of this great star is already shocking, but the star of a white dwarf comrade transforms this fascinating astronomical space into a mere cosmic play," said the statement.