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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 2 months ago

Will the explosion of a supernova create lots of gamma rays?

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  • 2 months ago

    Generally yes;  it's thought that two jets of concentrated gamma rays (a gamma ray 'burst') will shoot out along it's axis of rotation.  If a star is close enough to Earth - and, we're at the focus of the burst - it could be life-ending on our surface. 

    Here's a video showing what it might be like when a star collapses & explodes into a supernova, releasing a gamma ray burst:  https://youtu.be/7uN1AjMui5k

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, and and x-rays and a neutrino blast. That's what supernova 1987a in the Small Magallenic cloud did. 

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  • John
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    2 months ago

    Yes, and a lot of X-rays.

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  • 2 months ago

    If it does it only tale several million lights year to reach us....

    • CarolOklaNola
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      2 months agoReport

      Betelgeuse may already have gone super nova. It is only 64(/)right years from us. a light year is a unit of LENGTH. 

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