Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Sciam Article on Supernovas

  1. Aug 2, 2013 #1

    anorlunda

    Staff: Mentor

    In the 1970s, Scientific American published a great article on stellar collapse and type II supernovas. It described the evolution of the collapse millisecond-by-millisecond. I would love to re-read it.

    Does anybody remember the title and author?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 2, 2013 #2

    SteamKing

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Try the May 1985 issue, with the article entitled, "How a supernova explodes".
     
  4. Aug 2, 2013 #3

    SteamKing

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

  5. Aug 3, 2013 #4

    Chronos

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Ideas about supernova mechanisms have changed drastically over the past few decades. Check out recent entries on arxiv.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2013 #5

    SteamKing

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    How about giving us a teaser?
     
  7. Aug 4, 2013 #6

    Chronos

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Loading...