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This Is a presentation about supernova. We are going to experience in few weeks

This Is a presentation about supernova. We are going to experience in few weeks

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  • Supernova R. Sri Madhavi
  • Damaging Effects of supernovae
    • Supernovae can cause damage to the earth if they occur close enough
    • The foremost effect is the destruction of the ozone layer
    • Gamma rays coming out of supernovae are responsible for the ozone layer destruction
  • Damaging Effects of supernovae
    • Supernovae have been responsible for the End Ordovician Extinction, which caused the extinction of 60% of the oceanic life on earth
  • Damaging Effects of supernovae
    • Type Ia supernovae are said to more dangerous
    • Generally, supernovae alter the chemical composition and physical integrity of rocks
  • Be prepared to witness a supernova
    • The brightest star Betelgeuse is already nearing its end and is doomed to explode soon as a supernova.
    • The supernova should be seen easily from earth, even in broad daylight