Will the explosion of a supernova create lots of gamma rays?
- 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
- CarolOklaNolaLv 72 months ago
Yes, and and x-rays and a neutrino blast. That's what supernova 1987a in the Small Magallenic cloud did.
- JohnLv 52 months ago
Yes, and a lot of X-rays.
- william ellisLv 72 months ago
If it does it only tale several million lights year to reach us....