Two of NASA’s astronomy teams of researchers which include James M. Lattimer, a distinguished professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, made an interesting case about the 33-year-old mystery which surrounds the SN 1987A. The Supernova 1987A is observed using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA). Following this, there is theoretical research that leads to the argument that a new neutron star is hiding deep inside the remains of the unexploded star in the Milky Way Galaxy.
Scientists have not been able to find evidence of the stars till the year 1987. However, after a few decades of research in the scientific community, the researchers could actually prove the presence of this huge neutron star. Supernova 1987A is a magnificent super neutron star which has been identified by NASA and may be similar to the star systems that were discovered earlier.
NASA finds Neutron Star Supernova 1987A using ALMA
The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) is an international astronomy observatory made in collaboration with many space organizations. The ALMA construction is made in such a way that neutrino radiation does not affect the observatory.
The neutron star, however, behaves exactly the way it is supposed to. According to the research, this neutron star is a 25 km wide, extremely hot ball of ultra-dense matter. A teaspoon of its material would weigh more than all the buildings within New York City combined. It was thought that the neutron star might be too bright to exist, but then Dany Page and his team published a study that indicated that the neutron star can indeed be this bright because it is very young as of now.
The neutrinos suggested that a black hole formation was imminent, and therefore it becomes difficult to explain its formation as light bends around it. Let us know what you have to say about this in the comments section below! Also, don’t forget to join us on our Telegram Channel for more such latest updates and discussions.
Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.