Was Kepler's Supernova Unusually Powe...

Was Kepler's Supernova Unusually Powerful?

There are 1 comment on the Newswise story from Sep 12, 2012, titled Was Kepler's Supernova Unusually Powerful?. In it, Newswise reports that:

In 1604, a new star appeared in the night sky that was much brighter than Jupiter and dimmed over several weeks.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Newswise.

“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#1 Sep 12, 2012

Some of the structure in the remnant may be internal as a result of the shockwave ploughing through an accresion disc surrounding the white dwarf. The fact that a spiral is visible indicates a possible merger of 2 white dwarves with the orbit precessing in 3 axes (disco mode).

In the case of a white dwarf collision & merger the remnant will not contain the ram stripped companion star which donated the mass and will also not contain surrounding recurrent nova shells of T pyxidis type.

Have a nice day: Ag

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Astronomy Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Earthlings completely unprepared to deal with c... Dec '16 T-rex_Rules 7
News Mars is warmer than Toronto: A scientific analy... Dec '16 ET phone home 1
News NASA Scientist Warns We're Not Prepared For Sur... Dec '16 Viewpoint 1
News Bid to bring Great Melbourne Telescope back to ... Nov '16 St Nick 3
Herb York and his Astromart (May '09) Nov '16 mitch 59
News A better theory of intelligent design Nov '16 Coelophysis 23
News Chinese space station to fall out of sky. Who r... Oct '16 DC Dave 51
More from around the web