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‘Titanium Bubbles’ May Explain Why Stars Explode Despite Running Out of Fuel – ScienceAlert

If you’re a fan of titanium, you should head to the nearest supernova. You’ll get more than enough of it. And its presence can help astronomers understand how supernovae…

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If you’re a fan of titanium, you should head to the nearest supernova. You’ll get more than enough of it. And its presence can help astronomers understand how supernovae work.
We understand the basic picture of how the most massive stars die. Once an iron core fuses in their centers, they stop producing energy from nuclear reactions.
The star collapses, squeezing the iron core to such a degree that it turns into a proto-neutron star.
The rest of the star bounces off of that neutron core and begins…

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