The most luminous and massive stars are suspected to explode after they die and this is stated by the astronomers with a direct evidence. Researchers add that these findings highlight the star explosions through which the which the universe is provided with ingredients for life and planets. The sun accounts for around ninety nine percent of the total mass of the solar system. However, as the stars go, the sun becomes lightweight.
The most luminous and largest stars in the universe are Wolf Rayet stars which are twenty times massive as the sun and 5 times hot. The astronomers know only a few 100 of these titan stars. Owing to the heat of these stars, their matter is forced apart and they become windy stars. Usually, the mass which is lost is equivalent to the Earth.
How do these stars die?
Astronomers have long suspected that these stars are self destructed, just like supernovas. The outbursts are bright enough for momentarily outshining entire galaxies. Galaxies are enriched with heavy elements which later become the building blocks for life and planets. However, owing to the matter that is blown out of these stars, they are completely obscured and so the scientists aren’t sure of their formation, life and death.
For the 1st time, a direct confirmation has been given out by the scientists that these stars die in a supernova. Their findings are detailed in the 22nd May issue of Journal nature. The researchers