Researchers observe growth of Star W75N(B)-VLA 2

April 3, 2015 5:50 PM

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Carlos Carrasco-Gonzalez from the Center of Radioastronomy and Astrophysics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico said that he and his colleagues compared images taken about 18 years apart of a massive star called W75N(B)-VLA 2. According to the researchers, the star is approximately eight times bigger than the sun.

According to the researchers, they compared images from 2014 and 1996 of the massive star, more than 4,000 light years away from earth. To compare the images, the researchers used the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array, a collection of about 27 telescopes at an observatory in New Mexico.

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