Radioactive Bubbles May Have Punched Holes in Supernova's Heart


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Bubbles of radioactive metal may have punched holes in the heart of a nearby supernova, according to new observations.
The inner layers of Cassiopeia A, a supernova that exploded 340 years ago, bears evidence of enormous caverns, where material has been cleared away. The authors of the new…

Bubbles of radioactive metal may have punched holes in the heart of a nearby supernova, according to new observations.

The inner layers of Cassiopeia A, a supernova that exploded 340 years ago, bears evidence of enormous caverns, where material has been cleared away. The authors of the new research theorize that expanding bubbles of radioactive nickel could have created the holes.

Studying the bubbly interior could help scientists understand why supernovas pop their corks in the first place. Exploding stars are responsible for creating and spreading heavy elements to the cosmos, providing planets like Earth with a great variety of building materials.[Supernovas: Amazing Photos of Star Explosions]

The bomb detective

Dan Milisavljevic, a postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, wants to know why stars explode. He’s studying the scene of a nearby stellar detonation: Cassiopeia A, located a mere 11,000 light-years from Earth, in the Milky Way galaxy.

“We’re like the bomb squad,” Milisavljevic says. “A bomb’s gone off and I want to understand how that bomb exploded. So when I go in the room, the first thing I’m going to say is: Where did the debris go? Did it go in all directions equally or did it go in some directions preferentially, like a pipe bomb or something? That’s step one. And that’s what we’ve done here.”

The new paper by Milisavljevic and his co-author Rob Fesen of Dartmouth College, show that the wreckage of Cassiopeia A is not scattered arbitrarily. In its core there are cavernous structures that indicate a deliberate process.

Images of Cassiopeia A, or Cas A for short, taken by optical telescopes show a beautiful, multicolored shell of material around the former star. This material is lit up by energy from a shock wave that emerged during the initial explosion. Astronomers have trouble looking inside this shell, to the core of the explosion, because so many layers of dust surround it, and because it doesn’t radiate as much light.

Milisavljevic and his co-author used a specialized instrument to look at Cas A through the Mayall 4-meter telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory. They looked for near-infrared light — which can penetrate dust — in a very small range of wavelengths. This region of light is sensitive to sulfur, which is common in Cas A.

It turns out, the scientists were looking in just the right place. The sulfur they observed in the inner regions held the shape of the bubbles, the way mud holds the shape of a footprint. They saw hollowed out caverns, as if the bubbles had pushed other material to the side, then popped and disappeared.

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