thermonuclear explosion

thermonuclear explosion

(ther-moh-new -klee-er) See supernova.
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This increases the mass of the star and eventually results in a huge thermonuclear explosion.
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.
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.
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.
The signature of the nuclear blasts recorded worldwide did not suggest a thermonuclear explosion.
The last thermonuclear explosion in RS Ophiuchi occurred in 1985.