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Astronomers find first-ever slimmer type of red giant star

Astronomers find first-ever slimmer type of red giant star

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Sydney, April 16 (IANS) An Australian team of astronomers have found a slimmer type of red giant star for the first time.

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These stars have undergone dramatic weight loss, possibly due to the presence of a greedy neighbour.

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Published in Nature Astronomy, the discovery is an important step forward to understanding the life of stars in the Milky Way — our closest stellar neighbours.

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There are millions of ‘red giant’ stars found in our galaxy. These cool and luminous objects are what our Sun will become in four billion years.

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For some time, astronomers have predicted the existence of slimmer red giants.

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These unusual data points could not be explained by simple expectations from stellar evolution

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