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Astronomers spot ‘spooky' object in ‘our galactic backyard'

Added 01-27-22 12:43:01am EST - “Researchers in Australia said they located a "spooky" item about 4,000 light-years away that mysteriously becomes one of the brightest objects in the sky for about one minute every 20 minutes, according to a report.” - Foxnews.com

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Researchers in Australia said they located a "spooky" item about 4,000 light-years away that mysteriously becomes one of the brightest objects in the sky for about one minute every 20 minutes, according to a report.

Dr. Natasha Hurley-Walker, an astrophysicist from Australia’s Curtin University, International Center for Radio Astronomy Research said observing its odd bursts of radiation was a bit spooky because "there’s nothing known in the sky that does that," Bloomberg reported.

Nova, a white dwarf that assimilates gaseous matter from a neighboring star, suddenly becoming extremely bright before it returns to its initial brightness. (Photo by: QAI Publishing/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) (QAI Publishing/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Phys.org reported that there are theories about what the object could be. The main theory is that the object is a neutron star or white dwarf, which the website identified as "collapsed cores of stars—with an ultra-powerful magnetic field."

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