Hot wind blowing through universe as star spotted eating its neighbour

A strong "hot wind" has been detected blowing through the universe in an eerie discovery by Brit researchers.

The powerful wind is thought to have originated from a "hungry" neutron star that has been spotted eating its neighbour.

Experts from the University of Southhampton used the most ruling telescopes available to examine the gust of wind.

It is believed to have derived from a natural space system named as low-mass X-ray binary (LMXB), reports The Sun.

It has been reported that an LMXB features a neutron star or black hole consuming something, in regards to this scenario, it was a neutron star that was savaged by its neighbouring star.

The aggressive venture pushes "discs of wind" into space.

The wind we experience on Earth is different to the wind that is encountered in space as space wind consists of energised particles that are all going in the same direction.

The new wind discovery is being cited to as Swift J1858, with a study highlighting the creepy finding in the journal Nature.

Lead author Dr Noel Castro Segura, of the University of Southampton, commented: “Eruptions like this are rare, and each of them is unique.

"Normally they are heavily obscured by interstellar dust, which makes observing them really difficult.

"Swift J1858 was special, because even though it is located on the other side of our galaxy, the obscuration was small enough to allow for a full multiwavelength study.”

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His team also found different types of space wind in the mist of carrying out their study.

Co-author Nathalie Degenaar, from the University of Amsterdam, said: “Neutron stars have an immensely strong gravitational pull that allows them to gobble up gas from other stars.

"The stellar cannibals are, however, messy eaters and much of the gas that neutron stars pull towards them is not consumed, but flung into space at high speed.

"This behaviour has a large impact both on the neutron star itself, and on its immediate surroundings.

"In this paper we report on a new discovery that provides key information about the messy eating patterns of these cosmic cookie monsters.”

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