According to a report published in The Astrophysical Journal on April 26, 2016, it has been learned that researchers of Southern Methodist University have discovered the explosion of a 30 Million-Year-Old Star.
The explosion took place in a galaxy close to the Earth, and the blast resulted in the release of energy equal to the detonation of 100 million suns. The solar event happened in the spiral galaxy M74 in the constellation Pisces.
The star which got exploded possessed a radius 200 times larger than the sun, and the strong explosion released materials outward the space entity at a speed of 10000 kilometers per second.
The research team closely analyzed the light curve and color spectrum of the exploding star, and it is expected to give vital information regarding the death of Supernova.
Mysteries surrounding this phenomenon have puzzled space buffs and scientists for ages, and this new discovery may give valuable inputs to this study.
Govinda Dhungana, renowned physicist and lead author of this study told that the team analyzed various characteristics which they derived from the early data available. As per Govinda, the star got exploded is too massive in nature, and it got exploded when the core couldn’t support the gravitational pull inward.
Experts are now trying hard to know whether supernovas will leave behind a black hole or neutron star. The supernova is named 2013ej, and is considered to be the closest event happened near Earth in the recent years.
With the information available, scientists are also calculating the distance to this object. Experts believe that the new finding will open up a whole new dark world in front of space buffs.