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Type II Supernovae

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When stars reach their final stage, some explode as a consequence of nuclear reactions occurring inside the core. The stellar explosion is called the supernova which is divided into physical types: the Type I and Type II. They are basically classified according to their luminosities and spectral lines. Type II supernovas have lesser peaking of […]

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Type 1a Supernova

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Photo by: Chrkl Creative Commons Supernovas are explosions towards the end of the life of a star. They are classified as supernova I and II, depending on their solar luminosities. Type I supernova has a peaked maxima (about 10 billion luminosities) and then gradually disappears. Type I supernova is further divided into Type Ia and […]

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