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Radioactive decay of titanium powers supernova remnant

17 Oct 2012, 17:43 UTC
Radioactive decay of titanium powers supernova remnant ESA/Hubble & NASA

The first direct detection of radioactive titanium associated with supernova remnant 1987A has been made by ESA’s Integral space observatory. The radioactive decay has likely been powering the glowing remnant around the exploded star for the last 20 years.

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