SN 1006


Supernova SN 1006

A thousand years ago, in 1006, the sky lit up a new star – a supernova SN 1006. The residual from the explosion of the star expanding cloud can be seen at present in the constellation of the Wolf. Balance emits cosmic light in the electromagnetic spectrum

The image includes the X-ray data shown in blue, optical data presented in yellow, and radio data presented in red. Balance is in a diameter of about 60 light years and lies at a distance of 7000 light years from us. It is believed that a white dwarf fragments

A compact white dwarf, who was a member of a binary system, gradually captured material from its companion. The accumulated weight eventually initiated a thermonuclear explosion that led to the destruction of a dwarf.

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