nuSTAR Telescope Explores Supernovas

Cassiopeia A, a star that is eight times the mass of our sun, exploded into a supernova some years ago. Scientists have been eager to explore the inner depths of the explosion but have not had the technology to do so. the nuSTAR telescope takes the scientists deeper into the reaction and have found remnants of titanium which is why we can still see it’s light on earth. This telescope has found traces of x-rays in the core of this supernova explosion which have baffled current scientists. However, even today scientists do not know how exactly a supernova explosion works but they do know that it could eventually affect earth. The mass array of light and energy shot out into space has been known to destroy solar systems. Supernovas happen when stars die and their energy collapses making a giant explosion in space.

The nuSTAR telescope has developed a new theory for scientists which is that supernovas hold just as much radioactive titanium as iron since they can see deeper into the explosion.  The new and improved telescope has helped with showing the science and physics that make up the biggest explosions of all time. The radioactive ash that the supernova produces has been available for the first time for nuSTAR which now scientists can detect high-energy x-rays since they haven’t before. Since the universe is expanding our technology is also expanding and will continue to fascinate even the smartest scientists of today.

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