This particular supernova was discovered in 1967 by astronomer Eric R. Hill had already been discovered, but had not yet been captured in clear images.
relic Supernova G261.9+5.5 is about one million years old and astronomers estimate it to be 10,000 to 15,000 light-years away from Earth. Now, with the technology of a supercomputer in Australia, they have managed to take a picture of him.
impressive image It was taken in Australia for the implementation of the latest supercomputing system in the country: Setonics. The instrument, which collects large amounts of data from a radio telescope, is in its first phase of testing.
The researchers detail that the data was captured by the ASKAP radio telescope’s 36 antennas in Australia. With them, they tracked material from a cosmic explosion that was ejected at full speed through space.
Thus, they managed to process these data obtained from the remains of G261.9 + 5.5, revealing the details of the gas image, which was once a Sun-like star.
Supernova remnants are massive remnants left over from the explosion of dying stars, that is, they are in their final life cycle. The material they eject around them forms clouds of gas and stardust, which astronomers call remnants.
This particular supernova, according to the Science Alert portal, It was already detected by astronomer Eric R. Hill in 1967.But it was not captured in clear images until now.
The scientist in charge of the Cetonix tests, the outlet says, They chose the remains of that star because it represented a challenge for this new technology.which eventually came through.
This will be only one of two phases of testing the equipment must face, The second part is expected to be finished during the last months of 2022, Subsequently, Australian researchers from all fields of science – not just astronomy – will be able to access Cetonics.