“It’s a Mystery” –Special Physics of the Most Unstable, Super-massive, Volatile Star in the Universe

  “The luminous blue variable is a supermassive, unstable star,” said Yan-Fei Jiang, a researcher at UC Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP). Unlike our own comparatively smaller and steady-burning Sun, LBVs have been shown to burn bright and hot, then cool and fade so as to be almost indistinguishable from other stars, … Continue reading “It’s a Mystery” –Special Physics of the Most Unstable, Super-massive, Volatile Star in the Universe