US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Astrophysicists from Japan reported that they managed to find the cause of the powerful explosion that occurred in a neighboring galaxy 33 years ago. According to scientists, a blue supergiant exploded in the Big Magellanic Cloud.
At the place where the explosion occurred, a supernova appeared, which was called SN 1987A.
Studies have shown that the substance that she threw out contained large accumulations of radioactive nickel. It was formed in the core of a collapsing star, after which it began to move away from it at a tremendous speed, more than 4000 kilometers per second.
Based on the data, scientists created a computer model that showed probably the most accurate scenario for creating a supernova. It was found that the supernova appeared from the “progenitor” – the blue giant, which was formed as a result of the merger of the red giant and the main sequence star.
The study showed that a large star separated matter from a large satellite, which began to spiral inward until it was completely absorbed. This scenario explains a lot, scientists say.
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