Sunday, August 4, 2013

Known a new type of cosmic collision

The American space agency NASA was able to photograph the outer encounter that is fairly new to the rare species. Fix the collision of black holes and neutron stars orbiting telescope helped scientists "Hubble." A new type of cosmic collision or rather its product called "kilonova".

Picture of the phenomenon was obtained kilonova "Hubble" July 3, 2013. It is shown below.

As the scientists explain, in consequence of the collision of two or three compact space objects, they are merged into one, creating a single object in the process, freeing up a lot of energy.

If you look at the picture presented above, the picture on the left we see the galaxy, the central part of which produced a powerful burst of energy in the gamma range, the source of which has become a phenomenon called "kilonova." All the matter misrepresented that the black hole of the galaxy faced, apparently, with a double neutron star. All objects are merged into a single unit. Gamma-ray emission occurred June 3, 2013, but the space telescope "Hubble" was able to put it on hold just one month later, that is on July 3.

During the collision, "kilonova" released in 1000 times more energy than even the most powerful explosion of a supernova.

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