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



© Fournis par KIOSK La NASA

French to English Translation

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
The universe is rife with thermonuclear explosions beginning with our own sun for starters.
 
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A NICER Thermonuclear Burst from the Millisecond X-Ray Pulsar SAX J1808.4–3658



© Fournis par KIOSK La NASA

French to English Translation

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
The universe is rife with thermonuclear explosions beginning with our own sun for starters.
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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It happened 30 million years ago...
 

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The universe is rife with thermonuclear explosions beginning with our own sun for starters.
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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The universe is rife with thermonuclear explosions beginning with our own sun for starters.
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.
I saw that on NOVA. ;)
 

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



© Fournis par KIOSK La NASA

French to English Translation

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
This is not something we want happening in our local neighborhood.
 

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Where is Molly Pitcher in the painting you displayed?
 

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