by Sarah ScolesSupernovae: radiation-ridden, catastrophic events that form heavy elements and enrich space, in their destruction, with material that becomes part of new stars.
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To understand this object--and, by extension, all celestial objects--we need to combine forces. We need to think about things in space in terms of their total light output, and how they interact with their whole environment, even if we have to dig into other people's archival data to do that. After all, if I wanted to understand who you were and why you move so fast, I wouldn't just stare at you with night-vision goggles, would I?
Gaensler, B., Tanna, A., Slane, P., Brogan, C., Gelfand, J., McClure-Griffiths, N., Camilo, F., Ng, C., & Miller, J. (2008). The (Re-)Discovery of G350.1-0.3: A Young, Luminous Supernova Remnant and Its Neutron Star The Astrophysical Journal, 680 (1) DOI: 10.1086/589650