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A red giant star and white dwarf orbit each other in a NASA rendering of a nova (NASA)

CTV Winnipeg: If you look at the night sky, you may notice a new star shining down on earth

July 4, 2024 — 

A star that is currently invisible to the naked eye is expected to appear in the night’s sky any day now.

According to Tyrone Woods, an associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Manitoba, the star is a recurrent nova that was first discovered in 1866 and then again in 1946.

“We think that it’s going to erupt in the night’s sky again some time in the next few weeks,” he said in an interview on Wednesday.

Woods explained that this once-in-a-lifetime event involves a binary system – two stars in the same solar system — in the Corona Borealis constellation.

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