Breathtaking Supernova Remnant Illuminated by Mach 1000 Reverse Shock Wave

Breathtaking Supernova Remnant Illuminated by Mach 1000 Reverse Shock Wave

Astronomers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have recently explained that a reverse shock wave in Tycho’s supernova remnant, travelling at Mach 1000, is responsible for making the particles “glow.” When a star dies it explodes as a supernova, releasing a burst of radiation and becoming extraordinarily luminous. The matter emitted is expelled at phenomenal […]