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"Sharjah Space Science" monitors a raging star in "Scorpio"

“Sharjah Space Science” monitors a raging star in “Scorpio”

The Sharjah Optical Observatory team at the Sharjah Academy for Astronomy and Space Science and Technology of the University of Sharjah managed to monitor the novae, known as U Scorpii Nova), which was discovered during the previous stage in the constellation Scorpio, and reached its maximum brightness on June 6, 2022, as the fate exceeded The eighth and reached the apparent destiny (7.7), which was originally from the eighteenth destiny, then it began to fade gradually. This supernova is about 64,000 light years away, and it was expected to explode in 2020, after its last explosion was on January 28, 2010.
The supernova is a binary star system, one of its stars is a white dwarf that attracts gases from the red giant star accompanying it, and the explosion is repeated every few years, and the reason for these explosions is due to the nuclear fusion of hydrogen gas accumulated from the donor star (red giant), around the accumulating star ( The white dwarf), where the explosion occurs whenever gas accumulates in quantities that allow the nuclear reaction to occur. It comes on the collected gases within a short period in which the brightness increases exponentially and then gradually fades, and the next explosion is expected to occur in 2034.
The monitoring and analysis team consisted of Dr. Hamid Majoul Al Nuaimi, Professor of Astrophysics and Director of the University of Sharjah, Dr. Mashhour Al Waradat, Professor of Astrophysics in the Department of Applied Physics and Astronomy at the university, and Muhammad Fadl Talafha, astronomer at the Sharjah Optical Observatory. Muhammad Al-Obaidi, a student with a professional diploma in space science and technology, astronomy, also participated in the monitoring.

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