American Space Agency NASA’s Hubble Telescope has achieved success in drawing the first picture of Supernova’s companion star.
Space scientists are constantly trying to curtail the infinite mysteries of the universe. For this, they keep an eye on the space through state-of-the-art telescopes and other technical equipment. In this sequence, they sometimes have significant success.
In this episode, the American Space Agency NASA’s Hubble Telescope has achieved success in drawing the first picture of Supernova’s companion star. Scientists consider it a big success because through it much important information about the origins of stars and their explosions can be ascertained.
What is supernova
The last stage is called supernova before the star explodes. The picture taken from Hubble has been made clear that some supernovas also occur in double-star systems.
Supernova seen in the second galaxy
According to NASA, 17 years ago astronomers saw the SN 2001 IG Supernova going to the galaxy NGC 7424 located 400 million light-years away. At the time of the explosion of this supernova, the picture of the companion star was released.
The first time the 1987 explosion was detected
For the first time such explosions were identified in 1987 by Alex Filippenko of the University of California. Researchers say that after the explosion of supernova, it is necessary to have close to the Earth to identify its companion. The SN 2001 EG was present in that range, so the Hubble Telescope found the picture of its companion star.
Couples are in huge stars
According to Stuart Rider of Australia’s Astronomical Observatory, we know that most of the stars are in pairs. Stuart, the lead author of the study published in the journal Astrophysical, says that we saw that the companion star was also the main role in the supernova explosion. The companion star fired whole hydrogen from the supernova stellar envelope.
From the stellar envelope itself, energy located in the inner part of the star spreads in its atmosphere. Since almost all hydrogen had gone out of the supernova before the explosion, the SN 2001 IG was classified into type 2B supernovae.
By:- Abhishek Bajpai