thermonuclear explosion

thermonuclear explosion

(ther-moh-new -klee-er) See supernova.
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Type Ia supernovae are thought to originate from the thermonuclear explosion of a white dwarf star, the dead core left over by a Sun-like star after it exhausts its nuclear fuel.
Type Ia supernovae originate from the thermonuclear explosion of a white dwarf star -- the dead core left over by a Sun-like star after it exhausts its nuclear fuel.
The widow of one pilot claims to have obtained secret documents which show her husband was ordered to fly through the cloud of a thermonuclear explosion at Christmas Island in the Pacific.
It became known as a classical nova, or a thermonuclear explosion occurring on the surface of a white dwarf accompanied by another star.
Or more likely, Di Stefano says, an asteroid might trigger a thermonuclear explosion in the helium enveloping a lower-mass white dwarf that is well below the limit.
"Until very recently, the leading model for standard candle supernovae was thought to include a companion star from which material was stripped by the white dwarf until the accumulated mass could no longer be sustained by the outwards pressure, leading to a runaway thermonuclear explosion. The observations of SN2014J are challenging for this theoretical picture," Goobar said.
(16,25) The mass of [sup.56]Ni (MM) synthesized in the thermonuclear explosion of a Type Ia SN can be derived using Arnet's rule, (26) which states that at the time of maximum light, the luminosity is equal to the energy inputs from the radioactive decays in the expanding ejecta.
A .22 Win Mag with an appropriate loading is a thermonuclear explosion in microcosm.
It is a binary star that orbits close enough to its neighbouring star that it gravitationally attracts and accretes material from the other star, the "stolen material" builds up in a surface layer before triggering a thermonuclear explosion on its surface, causing the rapid and extreme brightening.
The thermonuclear explosion of a white dwarf star produces such supernovas.
On rare occasions, stellar material builds up on the white dwarf's surface, igniting a runaway thermonuclear explosion and unleashing a tremendous burst of light.
Fusion reaction results in a thermonuclear explosion, such as one generated by a hydrogen bomb, which is far more powerful than a fission atomic device.