Hubble spots burning plasma balls TWICE the size of Mars shooting out of a dying star

The Hubble space telescope has detected giant balls of burning plasma being fired out of a distant star system.
The balls of super-heated gas are around twice the size of Mars and appear to be coming from a nearby star in its twilight years.
What is puzzling astronomers is that the dying star, a red giant, likely doesn’t have enough material of its own left to produce the regular stellar ‘cannon fire’.
The stellar oddity was captured in a star system 1,200 light years away.
Hubble’s images show the plasma blobs are speeding away from their mystery source at great speeds, equivalent to... read more

7 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 32
Source: Daily Mail

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