Time-lapse snapshots of a nova’s fading light

Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Mar 23, 2015

Scientists in a collaboration led by Dai Takei of the RIKEN SPring-8 Center in Japan have, for the first time, examined a detailed ‘time lapse’ X-ray image of the expansion of a classical nova explosion using the GK Persei nova – a binary star system which underwent a nova explosion in 1901.

Through this work, they hope to gain a better understanding of the expansion of gases in the univer —> Read More