Space is a violent and dangerous region where explosions are constantly occurring, as recently discovered by a NASA research team .
This is a "massive nuclear nuclear explosion ", a violent and unexpected phenomenon that is unlike any explosion that could be caused by humans. According to space agency, the cause of such an explosion would have been a distant pulsar; that is, the remains of a star that exploded as supernova and was too small to form a black hole.
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In just 10 seconds, the detonation emitted the same amount of energy in 10 days as the sun. The intense X-ray product of the eruption was picked up by the instruments of the NICER orbital observatory.
of the pulsar, and we have also seen other features that will help us understand the physics underlying these powerful events, "said Peter Bult, NASA astrophysicist and lead author of the study, in The Astrophysical Journal Letters Event
Although not entirely certain, astronomers believe that the thermonuclear explosion was caused by helium, which sank below the surface of the pulsar and then fused into a carbon sphere. After that, helium would have entered a kind of explosive eruption and triggered a thermonuclear fireball over the entire surface of the pulsar.
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