2 Suns in the sky
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20-09-2011, 09:25 AM
RE: 2 Suns in the sky
(26-01-2011 02:11 AM)No J. Wrote:  Can a super nova be accurately predicted? If so, how?

I believe it is based on the luminosity. Not only the brightness but the spectrum and the size. A star that is in its death throws will be in the final stages of fusion of Si atoms. Depending on the size of the star that process may take as little as 24 hours. Once Si fusion is over the core of the star has Fe in it. Fusing Fe requires an input of energy and the star eventually implodes.

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21-09-2011, 02:20 AM
RE: 2 Suns in the sky
This is really cool, I hope I live to see it.

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