Bose Supernova

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I was surfing the web and came across where a lab team was messing around with Bose-Einstein Condensate and created what seemed to be a supernova.

Here is the link. http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/generalscience/supernova_lab_010723.html [Broken]

Does anyone on have any idea how this might happen? And if we learned enough about it what could it be used for?

When you here the word supernova the first thing that comes to mind is distruction. Could this be the key to the next new weapon of mass destruction?
 
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Most likely, it's just an analog. Similar analogs have been done recently like analog of a black hole event horizon using sound, etc. Doesn't really happen like full size things just looks and behaves similar.
 
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I was surfing the web and came across where a lab team was messing around with Bose-Einstein Condensate and created what seemed to be a supernova.

Here is the link. http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/generalscience/supernova_lab_010723.html [Broken]

Does anyone on have any idea how this might happen? And if we learned enough about it what could it be used for?

When you here the word supernova the first thing that comes to mind is distruction. Could this be the key to the next new weapon of mass destruction?
They had a few hundred atoms of ultra-cold gas, a 3 billionths of a degree above absolute zero, tenuously held in a magnetic trap. The explosion was energetic enough to scatter atoms out of their trap and ionize/neutralize some of them so the instruments couldn't track them. It took extremely sensitive and precise instrumentation to even determine that something had happened.

You have far more to fear from the dirt-clod bomb.
 
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