A dying star’s explosion has been analyzed by researchers within 24 hours of accessing the first stage of Australia’s newest supercomputing system, according to a statement from the Australian National University (ANU). The image produced by the supercomputer shows the expanding shock waves from the star’s explosion in great detail.
This discovery was particularly significant because it was made within hours of accessing Stage 1 of the IBM-developed and U.S.-funded Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Western Australia, which cost $95 million to build and equip, according to the statement.
Traces of a dying star
This exercise has led to a stunning image of a cosmic object known as a supernova remnant G261.9+5.5. Approximately a million years old and situated 10,000 to 15,000 light-years away, Eric R Hill, a CSIRO radio astronomer, classified this object as a supernova remnant in 1967, using observations from the Parkes radio telescope.
How did they do it?
The image above is of a supernova remnant, the remains of a star that exploded. Astronomers first observed the star in 2013, which was about 100 times brighter than our own sun. Within 24 hours of accessing the new supercomputing system, researchers were able to process radio telescope observations and create a highly detailed image of the supernova remnant. This is an incredible feat, as it allows scientists to study the aftermath of a star’s death in great detail.
How do you access this research?
In order to access this research, you must first go through the process of creating an account. Once you have created an account, you will be able to log in and view the data. The data is stored in a series of tables, which you can view by clicking on the Data tab.
In order to view the data, you must first select the desired radio telescope observation from the drop-down menu. Once you have selected an observation, you will be able to view the image by clicking on the Image tab.
How long does it take?
It only took researchers 24 hours to access the first stage of Australia’s newest supercomputing system and use it to process a series of radio telescope observations. This included a highly detailed image of a supernova remnant.
What else can you learn about stars from this technique?
Stars are fascinating objects, and their study can teach us much about the universe. Astronomers can learn about their size, temperature, and composition by analyzing the radio waves emitted by stars. Additionally, this technique can study how stars evolve.
For example, by observing a star at different wavelengths, astronomers can track its changes in brightness and color. This information can be used to understand the star’s life cycle and, ultimately, its death.
Where are these images and data?
The images and data come from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a radio telescope in Chile. The data were processed using the Australian National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) at the Australian National University (ANU). NCI is a supercomputer that researchers from all over Australia use.
NCI was able to process the data within 24 hours, which is a record for the telescope. The images and data show a supernova remnant, the remains of a star that exploded. The data will help researchers understand how stars explode and how they form new stars.
When was this explosion observed?
The explosion was first observed on September 3, 2017. Within 24 hours of accessing the new system, researchers had processed a series of radio telescope observations, including a highly detailed image of the event. This is the first time that such an event has been observed in such detail. The new system allowed researchers to see the explosion’s inner workings and understand how it affected the surrounding area.