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A new bright ‘star’ could appear in the night sky in 2022

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A huge collision between two stars some 1,800 light-years away could add a bright new object to our night sky, say scientists – though this temporary star will only be visible for two or three years.

 

This is the first time experts have tried to forecast a cosmic explosion like this, and the researchers say there’s usually only a “one-in-a-million chance” of being able to predict a new star before it actually appears.

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