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A supernova can out light a entire galaxy

  1. Aug 16, 2005 #1
    a supernova can out light a entire galaxy. Ive read it can give out about 10^44J of energy is there anyone of you who now the amount of energy released mor exacly or even better know how to calculate it? i love calculating stuff.
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  3. Aug 16, 2005 #2


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    From these, and links, you can get info on the energy release of a Type Ia and Type II supernova, respectively.

    http://www.astro.rug.nl/~onderwys/ACTUEELONDERZOEK/JAAR2001/jakob/nucleo.html [Broken]

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  4. Aug 17, 2005 #3
    thank you labguy
    kinda crappy, its using none SI units. else than that its good
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  5. Aug 25, 2005 #4


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    Latest Supernovae - http://www.rochesterastronomy.org/snimages/

    Some images show supernovaes outshining galaxies.

    The energy release from the thermonuclear burning (~1044 J) - from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernova, which also contains statements
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  6. Aug 28, 2005 #5


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    Just as an FYI, 1 foe = 1E51 ergs = 1E44 joules.
  7. Aug 28, 2005 #6
    Just some bragging here, I actually took the spectra for SN 2005df (first on the list Astronuc provided)a couple of days after it was discovered at Siding Springs observatory. The spectra provided the information necessary to determine that it was a type 1a supernova.
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