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‘Once-in-a-lifetime' explosion will bring a new star to the night sky

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Astronomers are anticipating the appearance of a ’new star’ in the night sky sometime between now and September. This celestial event, known as a nova, is expected to occur in the Corona Borealis constellation and will be visible from the Northern Hemisphere. The nova will originate from a binary system called T Coronae Borealis, which consists of a white dwarf star and an aging red giant star. This event is particularly exciting because novae like this one seldom occur within a human lifetime. Amateur astronomers and citizen scientists are encouraged to observe and document the event, which will provide valuable insights into these stellar phenomena.