A team of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope has found a star system that may have left behind a “zombie star” after an unusually weak supernova explosion. A supernova normally obliterates the exploding white dwarf, and the star effectively dies. Scientists believe this faint supernova may have left behind a surviving portion of the dwarf star—a sort of zombie star. The two inset images show before-and-after images captured by Hubble of Supernova 2012Z in the spiral galaxy NGC 1309. The white X at the top of the main image marks the location of the supernova in the galaxy.
Image Credit: NASA
I always knew I’d be a big star someday!
At least now we know the star system that Paul Krendler originates from!
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No word from Nasa on available brains to keep the star fed.
Are we sure the “zombie star” isn’t a neutron star?