GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! Deadly cannonballs twice the size of MARS have been spotted hurtling through space… and NASA can’t tell where they’re heading for next
HUGE planet-sized fireballs which burn hotter than the Sun have been spotted hurtling through space – and NASA can’t pinpoint where they’re coming from.
The enormous cannonballs are twice the size of Mars, and burn at over 9,000 degrees C, making the flaming giants hotter than the Sun.
The mysterious objects were spotted by NASA’s Hubble telescope, and although the agency has a good idea about what’s going on, they can’t place the exact source of the fireballs.
The burning lumps of plasma were seen near the V Hydrae star, and have been launched through space in all directions from a point near the red giant, which is nearing the end of its life.
However, NASA experts claim the fireballs aren’t coming from the dying star itself, meaning that the exact location of the real launch point is unknown.