Micro Life Zone
Asked by crazychimp13 to Arti, Dustin, James, Steven on 23 May 2012. This question was also asked by pnemonoultramicroscopicsillicovolcanoconiosis.
Keywords: hypernova, supernova
There certainly is, they are a type of supernova, called a type 1c supernova.
They are caused due to the collapse of massive stars (at least 100 times bigger than our sun), and Steven will correct me if I am wrong, but are thought responsible for long duration gamma-ray bursts.
I have no idea! Not my end of the size scale apparently.
Indeed Dustin, the current thinking is that hypernova are responsible for some type of gamma-ray bursts. It is thought they produce a very fast jet of material that, when directed towards us on the Earth, appears very bright, so that we see an intense flash of gamma-ray radiation.
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