Telescope robot MASTER-OAFA, established this summer in Argentina Observatory of the National University of San Juan found a new star in the Small Magellanic Cloud.
Small Magellanic Cloud – a dwarf galaxy that is a satellite of our own Milky Way. It is located at a distance of about 200 thousand. Light-years away in the constellation of Tucana and appears as a dim cloud.
According to MSU, a new star is designated as * MASTER OT J010603.18-744715.8. The phenomenon of a new star – a kind of nuclear disaster on the entire surface of the super-dense star – a white dwarf, the size of our Earth
By itself, the white dwarf can explode – it is born at the end of the evolution of a sun-like stars, when it comes to an end nuclear fuel – hydrogen and helium. If the white dwarf is in a binary system with a normal star other far have not burnt, it may be due to its gravitational field to intercept part of the nuclear fuel neighbor. However, the explosion does not occur immediately, but only after reaching a critical mass – then breaks out a new star.