Rambler's Top100Astronet    
  po tekstam   po klyuchevym slovam   v glossarii   po saitam   perevod   po katalogu
 

The Case of the Missing Supernova
<< Yesterday 13.04.1999 Tomorrow >>
The Case of the Missing Supernova
Credit & Copyright: A. Iyudin, V. Schoenfelder (MPE), COMPTEL, CGRO
Explanation: Would you notice a second Moon in the sky? About 700 years ago, light from a tremendous explosion reached Earth that should have appeared almost as bright as a full Moon. The bright spot should have lasted for weeks, yet no notation of such an occurrence has been found in historical records. The mystery was uncovered by Wan Chen and Neil Gehrels (NASA/GSFC) when studying the source of radioactive elements toward the Vela supernova remnant. They deduced that an explosion much younger and closer than the supernova that caused Vela must have occurred, and even computed explosion characteristics from the amounts of radioactive elements present. They calculate that GRO/RX J0852 should have dazzled medieval stargazers. Perhaps people were too busy, surviving records are too incomplete, or the explosion was somehow too dim. The above picture of GRO/RX J0852 was taken in gamma-ray light with the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory and is shown in false-color. Astronomers and historians continue to contemplate the clues.

<<  Aprel'  >>
Pn Vt Sr Cht Pt Sb Vs
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    
1995   1996   1997   1998
1999   2000   2001   2002
2003   2004   2005   2006
2007   2008   2009   2010
2011   2012   2013   2014
2015   2016   2017   2018
2019   2020   2021   2022
Yanvar'
Fevral'
Mart
Aprel'
Mai
Iyun'
Iyul'
Avgust
Sentyabr'
Oktyabr'
Noyabr'
Dekabr'
Authors & editors: Robert Nemiroff (MTU) & Jerry Bonnell (USRA)
NASA Web Site Statements, Warnings, and Disclaimers
NASA Official: Jay Norris. Specific rights apply.
A service of: LHEA at NASA / GSFC
& Michigan Tech. U.

Russkii tekst
Based on Astronomy Picture Of the Day
Publikacii s klyuchevymi slovami: supernova - gamma ray - Sverhnovye - gamma-izluchenie
Publikacii so slovami: supernova - gamma ray - Sverhnovye - gamma-izluchenie
Sm. takzhe:
Vse publikacii na tu zhe temu >>

Ocenka: 1.9 [golosov: 18]
 
O reitinge
Versiya dlya pechati Raspechatat'

Astronet | Nauchnaya set' | GAISh MGU | Poisk po MGU | O proekte | Avtoram

Kommentarii, voprosy? Pishite: info@astronet.ru ili syuda

Rambler's Top100 Yandeks citirovaniya