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NASA news: 'Monster star' 200,000 times brighter than Sun spews 'blistering radiation'

NASA news: 'Monster star' 200,000 times brighter than Sun spews 'blistering radiation' 1

“The mayhem is all happening at the heart of the Lagoon Nebula, a vast stellar nursery located 4,000 light-years away and visible in binoculars simply as a smudge of light with a bright core.

“The giant star, called Herschel 36, is bursting out of its cocoon of material, unleashing blistering radiation and torrential stellar winds – streams of subatomic particles – that push dust away in curtain-like sheets.”

According to NASA, the action resembles the Sun bursting through the clouds at the end of an afternoon thunderstorm.

Astronomers have been able to study the monster star after it blasted holes in the surrounding bubble-shaped cloud.

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