(ORDO NEWS) — For the first time, an international team of astronomers has managed to detect traces of an explosion of a pair-unstable supernova.
This rare phenomenon occurred in a galaxy located in the constellation Bootes, 13 billion light-years from Earth.
This is one of the most distant corners of space from our planet , according to NOIRLab.
Actually, astronomers were not following supernovae, but the quasar J1342+0928. However, they drew attention to traces of a pair-unstable supernova.
At present, the core of this distant galaxy looks like it did some 800 million years after the Big Bang.
The study was to study the lines that create elements heavier than iron during the explosions of supermassive objects.
It turned out that an explosion occurred in the galaxy with a large release of iron. This was a pair-unstable supernova.
Actually, pair-unstable supernovae are the final stage in the evolution of an exceptionally massive star.
Due to the special conditions during their detonation, such stars do not create any residue during the explosion, but generously “scatter” iron and other chemical elements.
Strictly speaking, metals such as gold and silver are the products of such supernova explosions.
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