Tue. Sep 21st, 2021

Titanium is found in the remnants of Cassiopeia A supernova which is about 11,000 light-years away. This discovery could be potentially used by the Scientists to explain why some great stars explodes and could find the reason behind it.

With the help of NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, observations of Supernova is being done since the year 2000 to 2018 and now scientists are able to find more about the supernova using these data which stopped the more discovery about the Supernova earlier.

Cassiopeia A is the remains from a supernova explosion that somewhat happened around 340 years ago in the Milky way galaxy. Cassiopeia A is a big bubble containing expanding hot gas.

Researchers are paying attention over the Cassiopeia A as it is the youngest part of the Supernova and it has some potential information about the evolution of the Universe.

It is said that when stars explode, its materials are released into the space and Chandra like Telescopes can help to identify what was inside of the Cassiopeia A when it exploded.

Scientists say that stars which are bigger than the sun do explode once they are out of fuel and the reason behind it is yet unknown. And once they explode they release metals like Gold, Titanium, Silver which are found in the Earth as well.

Nuclear powers are generated in the core of the star which gives it the fuel to run and once they are out of the fuel they collapse and create a black hole which is known as neutron star. A shock wave swirls out from the planetary object as it becomes a neutron star, producing new materials as nuclear reactions take place.

Scientists also conducted these kind of experiments on computer and they got to know that energy when used up quickly stops the shock waves which could potentially stop the explosion of the Supernova.

This indicates that as a result of the supernova, titanium fragments were formed deep inside the star. According to the researchers, the sum of stable titanium released by this supernova is greater than Earth’s total mass.

 

By Mandy Berg

Mandy is an editor and writer for Plainsmen Post. She's covered everything from the Stanley Cup Finals to the world of lightsaber combat in his young career.

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