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Mini-supernovas in lab create shock waves similar to those in space

Date : Jun 29 , 2020   |   Image Credit : Wikimedia Commons

When stars die and explode in supernovas, they create shock waves that create ripples across the surrounding plasma. These powerful shock waves blast out cosmic […]

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WORD of the day

Unfamiliar  

Adjective | uhn-fuh-mil-yer

not known to you

DID YOU KNOW?

Everything from the oxygen you’re breathing to the calcium in your bones, the iron in your blood and the silicon in your computer was brewed up in the heart of a star. As a supernova explodes, it unleashes a hurricane of nuclear reactions. These nuclear reactions produce many of the building blocks of the world around us.