pérdida de masa de la estrella AG Cariane

Hello everyone! Today we are going to talk about the “spectacular” loss of mass that has produced the star AG Cariane, according to the European Space Agency (ESA) on 6 February.


It is known as a type of stars of the brightest of the firmament. Therefore, it is a variable star in the southern constellation of Carina, considered as one of the richest of the firmament, by the amount of stellar clusters that it contains.

pérdida de masa de la estrella AG Cariane

The wide distance that separates us from it, is about 6 kiloparsecs or 20,000 light years, and is not visible at first sight by the interstellar dust that the light finds in its path.

Ag Cariane is a strange star with blue luminosity, due to its energetic and violent character, making its predominant color blue. So what can we highlight? Taking into account what we know, we can underline that the star AG Cariane is a million times more luminous than the Sun.

AG Cariane_ESA

Also, as mentioned in the introduction of the news, what is the loss of mass of the star? It has come as a result of the fabulous winds that have emptied the region closest to the star and have pushed the material away to form the pattern observed in the previously attached photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, as ESA said in a statement.

The glow that can be observed in the center of the image is not of the star itself, since it is tiny to the measured scale and is hidden within this saturated region.

The behavior of these stars is variable and unpredictable, so that periods of emissions are experienced as inactivity, which leads us to conclude that the star AG Cariane is in full metamorphosis.

Pérdida de masa de la estrella AG Cariane

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