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Supernova explosions element detection.

  1. Jul 14, 2009 #1
    Hey ppl i wanted to know that wat is the name of the method with which astrosphysicists are able to detect the elements present in supernovae.for eg they say type 2 suprnva is mainly hydrogen containing.

    Is it by spectroscopy if yes which one? plzz temme soon
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  3. Jul 14, 2009 #2


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    Optical spectroscopy via detection of emission lines is the way to determine elements remotely.

    Read this page (P. 197) in The stars By Roger John Tayler. The paperback edition is not very expensive.
  4. Jul 15, 2009 #3


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    Short, succinct, and well supported by theory and observational evidence . . .
  5. Jul 16, 2009 #4
    ya thanks astronuc i need to do a chemistry project ill do it on spectroscopy thanks...
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