May 14, 2021


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Astronomers detect a bright-blue bridge of stars, and it’s about to blow

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Astrophysicists have found a new region of the Milky Way, and it’s filled with searingly hot, bright-blue stars that are about to explode.

The researchers were creating the most detailed map yet of the star-flecked spiral arms of our galactic neighborhood with the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia telescope when they discovered the region, which they have named the Cepheus spur, they reported in a new study.