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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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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.