Supernovae and Hypernovae.

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Okay, im somewhat young (16) and i currently cant study anything at this level.
But, i've always been intrigued about anything in outer space.
And a thought came into my head today. I have a general idea on how supernovae and hypernovae are formed, but if you could, give a detailed answer, but in something a newbie could understand. And secondly, when a supernovae happens, sometimes there is a "corpse" leftbehind. These, if i remember correctly are pulsars? One rotates very rapidly, and shoots beams of gamma out. The other is incredibly magnetic and could rip the iron out of your blood from 1000's of miles away. Could you give details on these aswell, like the name, how dense they are, ect ect.
It'd be helping me out quite a lot, although this isn't needed for me, i find it incredibly intresting.
Kind Regards.
Dan.

(Edit: Ermm, turns out as theres lots of factors in everything, could you either link a site that answers this or explain everything in lots of detail? I'd really appreciate it, thanks)
 
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http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html" [Broken] is a great online resource. I also recommend the two semester Astronomy course given by a professor from Ohio State, these are what helped me get along before entering school.

http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast161/Audio/" [Broken]

http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast162/Audio/" [Broken]

Joe
 
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