NASA launched a brand new video that exhibits how a supernova morphs and strikes over a interval of 13 years.
Cassiopeia A, or Cas A, because the particles area is understood, was most likely generated after a star’s explosion in 1680, based on the area company.
The shock waves in blue may be seen as they pulse via area in knowledge collected between 2000 and 2013 by NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory.
“Because the blast wave travels outwards at speeds of about 11 million miles [18 million km] per hour, it encounters surrounding materials and slows down, producing a second shock wave,” Chandra mission personnel stated in an announcement.
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This “reverse shock,” the company stated, “travels backwards, much like how a visitors jam travels backwards from the scene of an accident on a freeway.”
In accordance with Area.com, Cas A was the primary object that Chandra noticed not lengthy after it launched out to area on July 23, 1999.
NASA famous that different observations from Chandra through the years have proven among the components obligatory for all times within the explosion and have produced 3D fashions of the supernova remnant.
The total video may be seen right here.
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