A MONSTER supernova in our galaxy can result in an extremely powerful gamma ray explosion strong enough to break the ozone from the Earth's atmosphere.
The time bomb is in the heart of a star system at 8,000 light-years away in the Milky Way named Apep after the god of chaos in Egypt.
Researchers at the University of Sydney say that the gigantic star is in perfect conditions to create a gamma-ray explosion that is the most extreme event in the universe after the Big Bang.
An international astronomical team using huge telescopes saw the unique star system under the tail of the Scorpio constellation.
The director of the study Joe Callingham said: olan We knew they found something quite unusual: the brightness from radio to infrared was far from the graphics.
& When we saw the striking powder hairs wrapped around these incandescent stars, we decided to call it is Apep ”- the monstrous snake and mortal enemy of Ra, the sun god from Egyptian mythology.“
Dr. Apep & # 39; s author of the study. Benjamin Pope said: kadar What we have found in the Apep system is a supernova pioneer that rotates very quickly, so close that it may be close to breaking.
”Normal supernovas are already extreme events, but you can throw gasoline into the fire by adding rotation to the mix.“
Fortunately, Apep doesn't seem to be geared towards the World.
So, the impact of a gamma ray from a supernova can cause ozone to break off from the Earth's atmosphere and greatly increase the exposure of the planet to dangerous UV light from the sun.
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Without ozone, UV radiation causes rapid catastrophe by damaging the DNA of all animal and plant life in the world.
Scientists aren't sure if Apep's future would be ambiguous, but they'll be the first explosion of the Milky Way.
Professor Tuthill, who led the research group at Sydney University, said: medi In the meantime, astronomers provide a public seat to a beautiful and dangerous physics that we have never seen before in our galaxy. Sydney
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