SAC research published in Nature

The computer models used for explaining the life cycle of stars are not correct shows new research from Stellar Astrophysics Centre (SAC).

Through observations of a group of age-old stars in a so-called globular cluster with the telescope Very Large Telescope, researchers at SAC has shown that 70 % of the stars which were in their dying phase did not follow the expected life cycle. This means that astrophysics will have to find a new model to explain the late development of stars.

Previously, it has been assumed that stars at the size of our own sun end their lives by extruding their outer layers of gas into space. However, the research from SAC, which has just been published in the esteemed journal Nature shows that this is not always the case.

Read more at Aarhus University’s website (only partly in English)