Bubbles with Titanium Trigger Titanic Explosions

The heat from this cataclysmic event produces a shock wave – similar to a sonic boom from a supersonic jet – that races outwards through the rest of the doomed star, producing new elements by nuclear reactions as it goes. However, in many computer models of this process, energy is quickly lost and the shock wave’s journey outwards stalls, preventing the supernova explosion.

via Watts Up With That?

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April 30, 2021 at 04:36AM

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