Astronomy Article 6 - our sun a star larger than anything...

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NASA's Chandra Sees Brightest Supernova Ever Nasa.Gov 05/07/2007 http://www.nasa.gov/audience/formedia/features/chandra_bright_supernova. html Scientist at NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory believe they may have discovered a new type of supernova. The brightest stellar explosion ever recorded gives reason to believe violent explosions of extremely large starts were once very common in the early universe and that a similar explosion may be getting ready to happen in our own galaxy. The explosion witnessed at Chandra was much larger then a typical supernova so large that the star that exploded must have been anywhere from 150 times the size of
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Unformatted text preview: our sun a star larger than anything ever seen before. This gives us an idea of how the first stars may have lived, finding a star this massive and being able to also witness its death is a rare thing. Supernovas occur when very large stars use all their fuel and explode under their own gravity however they believe that may not have been the case with this star. They believe this star exploded because of high levels of gamma radiation at the core of the star resulting in an energy drop that makes the star explode under its own pressure....
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course AST 112 taught by Professor Fredrickson during the Spring '08 term at Glendale Community College.

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