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Scientists monitor the explosion of a star 500 million light years from Earth

Scientists monitor the explosion of a star 500 million light years from Earth

The explosion of a type II supernova occurs when a very large star is unable to fuse atoms within its nucleus, which leads to its explosion and the disposal of its outer layers.

Explosion record for the supernova “SN 2021 IFDX” in the “Kart Wheel” galaxy located in the constellation known as “The Sculptor’s Laboratory”.

and managed Astronomy scientists From taking a picture of the explosion in December 2021 using telescope Follow for the European Observatory Southern Chile, according to the British newspaper, “Daily Mail”.

According to scientists, the light from the explosion of a star can remain visible for months and even years, the image taken was last December, while the supernova explosion occurred 500 million years ago, it took the light to reach Earth.

A supernova is an astronomical event that occurs during the last evolutionary stages of the life of a huge star, as a massive starburst occurs in which the star ejects its envelope into the outer space At the end of its life, this leads to the formation of a spherical cloud around the star, and a very bright plasma, and the energy of the explosion quickly spreads in space and turns into invisible objects within weeks or months, while the center of the star collapses on itself towards the center, forming either a white dwarf or turning to a neutron star or Black hole It depends on the mass of the star.

It is worth noting that SN 2021 AFDX was first observed in November 2021 through the “Atlas” asteroid collision early warning system, which was developed by the University of Hawaii and funded by the US Space Agency.NASA“.

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