Astronomy Daily.

Posted: January 30, 2011 in Numbers & Statistics, Random facts and WTFs

Not so long ago, astronomers claimed that they have found the hottest star in our Galaxy. The star is located at the center of Butterfly Nebula (NGS 6302). The estimated surface temperature there goes as high as 200 000 – 400 000 degrees on Kelvin’s scale (for those of you who didn’t study Chemistry at school, 0 degrees on Kelvin’s scale is the equivalent of -273.15 degrees Celsius… which is the Absolute zero (0 K), the lowest temperature possible).

200 000 – 400 000 K! Guys, that’s freaking hot!

Just for comparison, the surface temperature of our Sun is only about 5800 K.

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In other Astronomy news, the scientists have found the oldest Galaxy in observable Universe. The Galaxy’s codename is UDFj-39546284, and it was formed about 13.2 billion years ago, which is approximately 480 million years after the Universe formation (the Big Bang).

Here it is.

“We” will try to keep you updated on that matter.

Stay tuned!

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