Scientists discover smallest-ever star

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Scientists have discovered the smallest-known star in the universe located about 600 light years away.

About the star

  • Star is slightly larger than Saturn in size which may possibly have Earth-sized planets with liquid water in its orbit.
  • The star, called EBLM J0555–57Ab, is part of a binary system as it orbits another, much larger star
  • Gavitational pull at its stellar surface is about 300 times stronger than what humans feel on Earth.
  • Discovery is also the Best possible candidates for detecting Earth-sized planets which can have liquid water on their surfaces, such as TRAPPIST-1, an ultracool dwarf surrounded by seven temperate Earth-sized worlds.

Source : The Hindu

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