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Old 04-04-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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Before it went supernova, the star Cas A likely had an iron-rich core that was surrounded by layers of sulfur and silicon, which were in turn overlaid by magnesium, neon and oxygen, researchers said.

Chandra's observations showed that, after the explosion, most of that iron has now migrated to Cas A's outer edges.
Supernova Explosion Ripped Star's Guts Inside Out | Chandra X-ray Observatory | Space.com

NASA - A Star Explodes, Turns Inside-Out

Supernova Turned Star Inside-Out: Scientific American Podcast

A Chandra X-Ray Survey of Ejecta in the Cassiopeia A Supernova Remnant
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:17 PM
 
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Awesomeness but it will only be a matter of time before the government(s) figures out how to shoot supernovas at each other
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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Here's a short, but interesting video about Cassiopeia A.




A Tour Of Cassiopeia A [720p] - YouTube
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