This is how it looks inside an exploding star

Using the IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer, physicists at the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago has simulated the extreme physics that goes on inside a supernova. The resulting images are quite beautiful, here’s one:



This image is a snapshot of a moment shortly after detonation of a type Ia supernova. The energy of the blast is equivalent to 1, 027  hydrogen bombs of 100 megaton each.

Via New Scientist.


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