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How to trap a supernova in a jar
posted December 12 2010 7:25.11 by Giorgos Lazaridis

A team of physicists from the University of Toronto and Rutgers University, New Jersey, managed to trap a supernova in a jar! In one type of supernova, a very dense star called white dwarf explodes and the explosion begins as a bubble of flames. Because the flame bubble is lighter than its surroundings, it is highly buoyant, so it rises to the surface in a plume, topped with an accelerating smoke ring. The video you are about to see, demonstrates a 90mm diameter jar that contains iodate and arsenous acid. A fuse at the bottom of the jar triggers the reaction and... watch the video and read the original article:

[Link: NewScientist]
Tags: model   science   space related   experiments   research   chemistry   physics   

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