Supernova

Samantha D.

What are Supernova's?

Supernovas are exploding gas and dust, and are what form stars. This also is what ends the stars life. The kinds of stars that go supernova are the big ones, and this happens when the core collapses on itself, which means that it will release a big amount of energy.

Crab Nebula

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How do we see Supernovas?

It is very rare to have Supernovas in our galaxy. Looking in to the milky way is the only way to see Supernovas in our own galaxy. NASA uses X-ray telescopes to see Supernovas. The shock waves are the only way to see them through the telescope.

Why do scientist's study supernovas?

Supernovas distribute elements into the galaxy. Anyone can find a supernova. You just have to look. There are two kinds of supernovas. There are crab and Cassiopeia.
Fermi Proves Supernova Remnants Make Cosmic Rays

Cassiopeia Nebula

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