New technology to search for hidden stars and planets

New technology to search for hidden stars and planets

A dying star (5 times the solar mass) is in the center of the Butterfly Nebula. Lives at a distance of about 3800 light years in the constellation Scorpio. The central star itself cannot be considered, as it is hidden in a dusty ring.

The revolutionary astrophysics technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology is able to help better explore systems in which stars have ceased to shine. This is a system of complex three-dimensional algorithms for a supercomputer that can accurately determine the existence of previously undetected planets and celestial bodies associated with dying stars.

It is important to understand that the star does not just die. This is only an evolutionary stage, accompanied by an amazing transition to a new state. Unfortunately, due to the huge amount of dust, it is difficult to consider the very state of the star or the presence of planets nearby. When a star dies, its physical size increases dramatically, and the shape changes. After billions of years, our Sun will “die”, namely, it will expand, absorbing the first three planets. New technology previously used to determine the presence of a hidden planet in the dying star L2 Korma. This year they plan to use this resource for the analysis of four systems, which have been monitored for over 20 years. It is hoped that the 3D model will help determine whether there are planets there and which stars will be able to survive.

Research is important, because it allows you to predict the future for our solar system, as well as other stars in the Milky Way. In addition, it is useful to understand how the stars and planets interact.

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