Exclusive: Astronomers have probably discovered the first intergalactic supernova

Credit image: Western Sydney University
Credit image: Western Sydney University

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 19 April 2022, at 06:53 am Los Angeles time

Astronomers have probably discovered the remains of a supernova that was in the free space between galaxies (intergalactic space).

However, the intergalactic space between the galaxies is not empty, it contains different solitary stars, so we need to look there, probably we will find something really amazing.

That's what some astronomers have done, and they may have the first evidence that a star has exploded, resulting in a supernova.

The remnants of the possible galactic supernova are relatively close to Magellan's Great Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

Initially, astronomers classified the debris as a mysterious circle emitting radio waves called J0624-6948.

For a long time, scientists have been puzzled by several such space formations of mysterious space circles - called "Odd Radio Circles" or ORCs - that emit radio waves. However, they have recently discovered that ORCs are the result of an energetic process, their nature still unknown.

Scientists also say that ORCs can actually be spherical, we only see them as circles because of perspective.

"The most plausible explanation is that the object is a remnant of an intergalactic supernova that appeared after an exploding star in the lower part of the Great Magellanic Cloud," said Miroslav Filipovic of Western University in Sydney, Australia.

"What we discovered is a unique remnant of a supernova that has expanded into a sparse intergalactic environment - an environment we did not expect to find populated by such an object. Our estimates indicate that it is 2,200 years old. and 7,100 years." he continues.

If scientists are right about this study, then they probably observed for the first time the remains of an intergalactic supernova.

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