The star N6946-BH1 quietly winked out of existence between 2009 and 2015.
Mystery of the disappearing star: Scientists don’t know the way it vanished without a supernova.

The star N6946-BH1 in a spiral formation 22 million mild years away referred to as the ‘fireworks galaxy’, was final seen by NASA’s Hubble Telescope in 2009. By 2015, it wasn’t there anymore.

How did a star 25 occasions the scale of our Sun merely wink out of existence?

Such giant stars typically exit with a bang – a supernova – blasting off a lot of their remaining mass earlier than collapsing to kind an extremely dense black gap.

 

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