Pew Pew! The enormous “odd ball” blasts material at over a million miles per hour

Astronomers have detected a hitherto unseen jet of matter being ejected from a distant, “eccentric” star at an astounding speed of more than a million miles per hour. The high-velocity jet is thought to be driven by the unusual star’s magnetic forces.

The team made the discovery while studying scans, naturally occurring amplified microwave radio emissions, around the massive star designated MWC 349A with the Atacama Large Millimeter/Millimeter Array (Alma). The findings could help scientists better understand how massive stars evolve.

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