There has been always a long discussion between scientists about the age of the stars and the aging star method. Many Scientists came and left but no one could even make a slight difference in the argument. But now finally, the Aging Star System map has been presented by the Scientists. The sketch has been ready by recording over a century of observations which is not an easy task. But the Scientists have made it look like a cakewalk by using their experience and potential up to the fullest to present the aging star system map in front of the world.
Astronomers have painted their best picture of an RV Tauri variable which is one of the rarest types of stellar binary where two stars are there in which one is approaching the end of its life. They have recorded the observations of the past 130 years which is the widest range of span of light which is collected from Radio waves to X rays.
Laura Vega, a doctoral recipient at Vanderbilt University in Nashville said that ” There are only about 300 known RV Tauri variables in the Milky Way Galaxy”, she also added that ” We focussed our study on the second brightest, named U named Monocerotis , which is now the first of these systems from which X-rays have been detected”.
The two stars that were used to make the map were accessed properly and conclusions were made that all were of similar masses Anand were much younger than the primary. The cool disk that is around both the stars is composed of gas and dust that is ejected by the primary stars that are evolved with time. The primary star is an elderly yellow supergiant that has around twice the Sun’s mass but has billowed to 100 times the sun’s size.
The researchers have also used archived images that were taken by Digital Access . it has been said that the companion star funnels the gas into its own disk which lets them to heat up its own and make it generate aan X-Ray emitting the outflow of the gas with it.The binary orbits inside a central gap that the scientists think is very much comparable to the distance between the two stars at the maximum separations which are almost 540 millions miles apart from each other which is considered as a huge distance that is very much difficult to travel.
For right now, the humans who are studing planets and orbits stand to benefit from the map that has been presented by the astronomers by using the star aging system. The resulting larger pool of exoplanets could then be analyzed to see if their surfaces hold any other things like water but also the gases like oxygen, methane and carbon dioxide. These gases are enough to tell the presence of atmosphere which Is the most important component for the humans. In this way scientists have made it possible to know how a 130 year old things can help them to know about the star aging system.