Supernova - Part 4

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Supernova - Part 4

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

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