The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shared a stunning photograph of a supernova recorded by the Chandra X-ray Observatory telescope.

The picture of the supernova was posted by NASA on its Instagram profile. The Chandra Observatory, too, shared the supernova picture.

NASA pointed out the telescope caught at the core of the supernova as a brilliant source of illumination. Nasa claimed the cause of light is a neutron star at the core of the supernova remnant it has captured.

As NASA said in its Instagram article, the light source at the core of the RCW 103 supernova remnant is a neutron star.

The matter is so closely bundled together in a neutron star that a sugar-cube-sized quantity of neutron star content will carry more than 1 billion tons - approximately Mount Everest's weight.

A supernova can be characterized as an astronomical process during a gigantic star's only surviving evolutionary stages. With a total mass of about 10 to 25 solar masses, a neutron star can be better defined as a large star's collapsed center. If the object was purely metal-rich, the mass could be much greater.

In more description by the American space agency, if the matter in a neutron star is tightly packed with each other, a supernova is produced. According to NASA, the weight of any neutron star content at the stage of a sugar cube may be as large as that of Mount Everest.

 

What is RCW 103?

Of the pulsars or spinning neutron stars scientists have ever come across, RCW 103 is said to be the most serious. Experts also concluded that the neutron star seems to have identical characteristics to that of a neutron star that is strongly magnetized.

On the other side, scientists believe that the spin cycle is thousands of times longer than any other pulsar they have ever seen.

Astronomers were confused by the frequent variation in the X-ray luminosity of this RCW 103 supernova's origins. It has been accepted that the RCW 103 supernova is very distinctive when it comes to its characteristics.

While the experts had not yet clarified the sluggish periodicity of both suggested models; however, the key concepts are that it was either a rotating neutron star, which spins very slowly due to some unknown slow-down process a faster-spinning neutron star.

The astronomers also studied the combined results from the NASA Chandra X-Ray, Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Collection, and the ESA XMM-Newton. The hypothesis they have drawn is that after its formation in the supernova explosion, one single neutron star is expected to rotate quickly and then slow its speed slowly while losing its capacity.

Netizen's Reaction

Several netizens posted their ideas regarding the picture of the supernova. While some claimed the photo was gorgeous, some found it interesting. Some reactions are described here:

 

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