Month: October 2019

The Mystery Of The Exploding Star

The Mystery Of The Exploding Star

In addition to sporting the heavy mass of 130 to 250 times that of our Sun, candidate progenitor stars for pair-instability supernovae must also have slow to moderate rotation rates, as well as a very low metallicity. Low metallicity means that the candidate progenitor star for such special, catastrophic, and weird supernovae must be made up almost entirely of hydrogen and …