New type of space explosion

New type of space explosion

Artistic interpretation of a supermassive black hole

Researchers from the University of Southampton have fixed a new type of explosion in a distant galaxy. The PS1-10adi event is believed to occur in active galactic types with supermassive black holes that absorb surrounding gas and dust.

With the help of the La Palma telescope (Hawaii) we managed to capture a new explosion, which turned out to be so energetic that it had to emerge from an extremely massive star in the form of a supernova or a low-mass star destroyed by powerful gravitational forces (a supermassive black hole). The explosion happened 2.4 billion years ago, but because of its remoteness, scientists were able to observe it for several years. The analysis tested various scenarios and used physical models of the supernova to confirm the results.

Surprisingly, a new explosion produces 10 times more energy than ordinary events. But they should be sought in the central parts of the galaxies. If they are created when a star approaches a horizon of events of a supermassive black hole, then we get a new type of tidal influence. If this is an option with a supernova explosion, then the properties will be more common.

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