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Scientists at the University of Western Australia came to the conclusion that the conditions after the Big Bang, when he formed and exploded the first massive stars, different from those previously assumed. About it reported in a press release on Phys.org.
According to modern scientific ideas, in the process of expansion of the Universe emerged clouds of hydrogen from which came the first star. They lasted a few million years, then exploded, throwing into interstellar space the heavy elements.
However, the results of mathematical analysis showed that, although the supernova explosions were powerful, they were not as violent and fast as previously believed.
At the time of the supernova are created by turbulent gas flows which mix the material and contribute to the redistribution of energy involved in the formation of heavy elements.
Scientists have shown that supernovae in the early Universe was turbulent. Instead, the explosion was relatively slow, and the excess energy was “locked” at certain points inside the flare stars. As a result, in such “pockets” of combustion was the formation of atoms of iron, gold and silver from the lighter atoms.
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