Scientists have discovered evidence of a star system that might foreshadow the fate of our own.
Astronomers have observed evidence of a hot, spinning star blasting winds outwards at 16,093km per second, which seemed to have formed from a relatively recent collision of white dwarf stars. It’s some of the clearest evidence to date of these stars colliding and merging.
Scientists understand gravity pretty well when it comes to two objects, but add a third, and you have chaos — a system that’s impossible to explain with our simplest equations. But you also have a way to test the limits of Einstein’s theory of gravity.