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IAP 2012 Activity

Dissecting the X-rays from Supernova Remnants
Dr. Laura Lopez
Mon Jan 30, 02-02:30pm, Marlar: 37-252

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Supernovae are the explosive ends of the lives of massive stars. As the most energetic events in the Universe, supernovae can outshine their host galaxies, and these explosions produce and distribute almost all the elements in the periodic table. The metal synthesized during supernovae emit copious X-rays, and we can study these X-rays to discern the nature of the explosions, even thousands of years after the supernovae occur. In my presentation, I will highlight what astronomers have learned about these explosions from X-ray observations of the historical remnants from supernovae that happened in our own Milky Way galaxy.
Web: http://space.mit.edu/home/nss/iap2012/iap_activities_2012.html
Contact: Norbert S. Schulz, NE80-6075, (617) 258-5767, nss@space.mit.edu
Sponsor: Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research
Latest update: 20-Dec-2011

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