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Aug 01, 2016 10:36 PM EDT
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In search for other celestial objects, NASA was able to capture an intriguing star they dubbed as the "loneliest" among all the creations in space. This young star, which is called CX330, is believed to be the most isolated star in the universe with a nei
Millions of stars comprising the Spiral Galaxy taken from the NASA Hubble Space Telescope
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In search for other celestial objects, NASA was able to capture an intriguing star they dubbed as the "loneliest" among all the creations in space. This young star, which is called CX330, is believed to be the most isolated star in the universe with a neighbor that is about a thousand light-years away.

Through the study conducted by the Royal Astronomical Society, astronauts were able to find the star "as a source of X-ray light in 2009," as posted in AOL News. The star is considered as "the most isolated young star that has been discovered" in the history. Though it is still uncertain whether how long it has already been that far, experts are sure that it has been "outbursting for several years."

Based on the information gathered, the loneliest star CX330 probably has an age of one million years about as young as that of a teenager here on Earth. Because of its young body, it has the tendency to go "through a tremendous growth spurt by sending out jets of materials that slam into the gas and dust around it," as noted by RT.

'The most isolated young star': Unique and loneliest star revealed in center of Milky Wayhttps://t.co/7vE9B4lcDj pic.twitter.com/W8T0vV2E2C

- RT (@RT_com) July 27, 2016

As of yet, NASA have already identified about 10 outbursting young stars, but according to the experts, the CX330 is the hottest, most compact and massive among them all. Joel Green, a researcher at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, said if that's the case, then there would not be any possibility that the CS330 has revolving planets around it because nothing can withstand the heat.

"If it's truly a massive star, its lifetime is short and violent," Researcher Joel Green said. "I wouldn't recommend being a planet around it."

Based on the study, there would be this great possibility that the loneliest star will only last for a couple of centuries experiencing great heat and instability. After that phase, it will then create a huge blast with its rocks disappearing through the Milky Way.

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