In recent months, the star, known as The Sage IV, has been acting rather strangely, according tomedia. At first, the star seemed very dim, suggesting that the red star might soon collapse and explode into a supernova. But not everyone believes the star is coming to an end, but its strange behavior has many scientists wondering how things will go.
Observations from earlier this month suggest that only part of the star is actually darkening, according to observations earlier this month. The star’s light appears in a crescent shape, raising the possibility that its surface is just behaving strangely and that the star is not in the process of developing supernova events. The new observations push the supernova theory further, and it now appears that the star is not actually in danger of becoming a supernova.
Phil Plait from SyFy Wire reports that the latest observations of Satoshi show that the star is actually brightening again. The trend of darkening seems to have come to an abrupt end, and the red star has gradually brightened up over a week or so.
As for whether this is good news or bad news, you may be disappointed if you belong to the group who want to see a supernova born.
It seems that the star has a long life span, and for now, it seems unlikely that people will see it explode in its lifetime. But given the rapid changes of the past few months, anything is possible.
Next, astronomers will continue to keep a close eye on the nearby star.