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The night sky

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Astronomers at the U of M have discovered a new blue star in the night sky.

This star is the farthest star that has ever been found. It is 36 trillion miles away. That means that it will take nine billion light years for the light to reach us here on earth. This is a blue giant which is on the bigger scale of sizes for stars.

The previous star that had been found was only 7.75 billion light-years away. This star was discovered in 2015 and is a red giant which is smaller than a blue giant but much bigger than our sun.

Earth’s sun is one of the smallest type stars. The Earth’s sun (Sol) is a G-style star also known as a yellow dwarf. These stars are ideal for supporting life because planets can be close enough for warmth without being exposed to so much radiation that life would not be sustainable.

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