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SN 2010kd: a super-luminous supernova that exploded rapidly and decayed slowly

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  • April 28, 2020
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SN 2010kd: a super-luminous supernova that exploded rapidly and decayed slowly

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Space

In News:

  • Researchers at the Arayabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital recently carried out study of SN 2010kd
  • ARIES is an autonomous research institute under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India. 

Key takeaways:

  • SN 2010kd is a super-luminous supernova which ejected huge amounts of mass and Nickel during explosion.
  • The amount of ejection was much more than seen in case of normal core-collapse supernovae, which indicates that the related star evolution might be different
  • It exploded with a larger velocity but decayed slower than other similar supernovae.

Important value additions:

  • Supernovae are types of energetic explosions where the core of massive stars explode, liberating huge amounts of energy.  
  • These events are visible through very far away distances much beyond our own solar system. 
  • Super-luminous supernovae are a special type of explosions having energy output 10 or more times higher than that of standard supernovae. 

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