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Embers 10,000 times hotter than our Sun left

Still Waters

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The glowing embers left behind by one of the most powerful type of explosions in the Universe have been revealed for the first time.

Remnants from giant fireballs unleashed by a supernova are still glowing at temperatures 10,000 times hotter than the Sun thousands of years after the event.

They were captured by the Japanese Suzaku space observatory, after unusual features were detected in the Jellyfish Nebula (IC 443), 5,000 light years away.

The strange phenomenon was picked up in the x-ray spectrum, so the satellite, which studies such forms of electromagnetic radiation, was best placed to study it.

A supernova remnant usually cools quickly due to rapid expansion following the explosion. Then, as it sweeps up tenuous interstellar gas over thousands of years, the remnant gradually heats up again.

But Suzaku's X-ray Imaging Spectrometers were able to separate the x-rays by energy in much the same way as a prism separates light into a rainbow of colours.

This allowed astronomers to tease out the different processes that occur in the remnant over time

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Embers 10,000 times hotter than our sun left by Still Waters.

Holy **** Still Waters, WHAT DID YOU COOK?

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The universe is full of mysteries, A super nova is a massive event and they dwarf our star the sun, It truly is mind boggling what is out there on such a massive and powerful scale, :yes:

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Thanks for sharing. You always seem to have something interesting to read.

So true!

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it sounds like that cosmic soup needs an ice cube... halley's comet should do well :devil:

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