Giant Blinking Star Hidden By an Unknown Object Detected at Milky Way Center 


Giant Star VVV-WIT-08


“We have speculated that the most likely explanation is that we observed a disk of gas-dust around another star,”  Sergey Koposov from the University of Edinburgh told The Daily Galaxy about the detection of a giant blinking star –VVV-WIT-08– 100 times the size of the sun at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy that dims by 97% then slowly returns to former brightness. “That star itself is invisible, hidden by the disk. We think that the ‘star’ with that gas-dust disk is itself orbiting around the giant star with a period of tens of years.”