That's Nasty!

"Nasty 1" that is.

Why is the star NaSty1 different from other stars?

Recently, scientists have observed some weird things happening to a star they discovered decades ago. The star is larger than our sun, and has been confirmed a Wolf-Rayet star. When they looked at the star through the Hubble telescope, they expected to see two lobes of gas flowing from each of the sides, but rather they saw an oval-shaped disk of gas circling around the star. This is exciting for the scientific community because it may be "evidence of a Wolf-Rayet star forming from a binary interaction". Binary Interaction is when there is another star which is consuming the gas released by NaSt1 from its surface. The star looks hardly anything like our Sun, despite their similar sizes. It has an exposed core, likely due to its outer layers breaking down. The real scientific surprise comes from the fact that Binary Interaction usually takes 100,000 years, but Nasty has completed it in less than that with 10,000 years.
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