# Superbubbles from shock waves from supernova or stellar winds?

1. Mar 14, 2008

### sarahrose

Can someone explain to me how shock waves from supernova or stellar winds can generate a superbubble? Does the energy from the shock get converted to thermal energy through compression?

2. Mar 15, 2008

### Chronos

Superbubbles arise from the interstellar medium being compressed by means such as you have identified. It then recoils producing a shock wave.

Last edited: Mar 15, 2008
3. Mar 16, 2008