NASA detects a huge thermonuclear explosion in deep space

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    A NICER Thermonuclear Burst from the Millisecond X-Ray Pulsar SAX J1808.4–3658


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    The event is unique. With its NICER orbital telescope, NASA has detected a powerful thermonuclear explosion, which seems to come from a celestial object with strange characteristics.
    "This burst was exceptional". NASA astrophysicist Peter Bult is enthusiastic after watching a massive thermonuclear explosion in space. At the origin of this event? A powerful pulsar, that is the stellar remains of a supernova star. The implosion of the celestial body was too small to form a black hole, but could be discovered by the space agency thanks to the intense projection of an X-ray beam, captured by the NASA Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer telescope (NICER ) of the International Space Station (ISS). The phenomenon, described in a study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters at the end of October, would be the most powerful and the most brilliant ever detected.

    NASA's NICER Catches Record-setting X-ray Burst
     
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    The universe is rife with thermonuclear explosions beginning with our own sun for starters.
     
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    Yes, but This burst was exceptional a massive thermonuclear explosion in space. it would be the most powerful and the most brilliant ever detected
     
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    Green Bank is so cool. I've been there too. I have two of their huge charts on my wall about the Electromagnetic Frequency Spectrum and Allocations. The National Radio Quiet Zone.
     
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    That was the Dems impeachment inquiry blowing up.....
     
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    It happened 30 million years ago...
     
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    That was my first thought on seeing the thread title, but it's not really true. What goes on in stars isn't really an explosion, but a sustained reaction; in the case of our own Sun, one that has been going on for billions of years, and will continue for billions more. An “explosion” would be a more intense, immediate, burning-everything-all-at-once reaction, over a much shorter period of time, flinging debris all over the place, kind of event.
     
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