A Hypergiant star is dying and researchers have been studying the phenomenon closely

Astronomers at the University of Arizona have developed a model to track the activity of a red hypergiant star

Hypergiants are so large that they can measure up to 10,000 times the distance between the Earth and Sun in diameter

The lifespan of these stars has been a heated topic of debate – particularly where the final phase of their lives is concerned

Typically, stars explode into a supernova at the end of their life, however, there isn't any evidence to prove that hypergiants do

Still, scientists are unsure about what causes these stars to evolve into black holes

People used to think these massive stars simply evolve into  supernovae explosion, but we are no longer sure about that

"With these observations, we can now put these on maps on the sky," Dr. Ziurys said in a statement