Hubble Space Telescope captures the remains of a supernova white dwarf star

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NASA says it has taken pictures of the gas bands left over from the Titanic stellar explosion known as the Hubble Space Telescope supernova.

NASA praised the photo of a very rare phenomenon on Twitter. “This last photo from ASNASAHubble caught our attention. A real supernova envelope contains hotter gas, and shines brighter on X-rays than a typical Type 1A supernova. “These cosmic ribbons of gas were left behind by a Titanic stellar explosion known as a supernova.

A small white dwarf astronomical object, In the order of the size of the earth. It contains degenerate material emitting. Visible radiation. It occurs after the end of nuclear reactions in a low-medium-mass star.

“They are usually stable, but in a binary system – two stars orbiting each other – A white dwarf can pull a lot of matter from its companion by gravity, It explodes into a critical mass, ‘writes NASA.

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Astronomers discovered The gas under the X-ray is hotter and brighter than that left in a typical Type 1A supernova. Researchers suspect it may be heavier than expected. “Heavy stars emit more gas – which means he would have died earlier in his life cycle,” it says. .

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Look for survivors of white dwarf comrades

The image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope while searching for surviving companions of white dwarfs who went supernova in the Great Magellanic Cloud.

Hubble Space Telescope It is a project of international cooperation between NASA and the European Space Agency.

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