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Astronomers find blinking giant star near heart of Milky Way

11 Jun 2021, 04:00 UTC
Astronomers find blinking giant star near heart of Milky Way Amanda Smith

Astronomers have spotted a giant blinking star, 100 times the size of the sun, lurking near the heart of the Milky Way. Telescope observations revealed that over a few hundred days the enormous star, which lies more than 25,000 light years away, dimmed by 97% and then slowly returned to its former brightness.

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