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Offline syhprum

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Supernova
« on: 31/08/2006 06:44:13 »
A supernova 440 million ly distant has been observed at the moment of its explosion with the aid of the Burst Alert Telescope on NASA's Swift satellite.
It will be interesting to see if a neutrino burst associated this is detected, as the delay of the neutrino burst gives valuable clues as to the mass of neutrinos

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Re: Supernova
« Reply #1 on: 01/09/2006 10:39:44 »
I think that it is unlikely that our neutrino detectors are sensitive enough to do this. The one that was detected by neutrinos was very much closer in the magellanic clouds mich less than a million light years away

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Re: Supernova
« Reply #2 on: 02/09/2006 22:19:10 »
Here's the link: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v442/n7106/edsumm/e060831-08.html

As we get more observations of GRBs and X-ray flashes like these our understanding of Stellar and Black hole evolution should get nailed down.




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