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A supernova, on the other hand, delivers a one-two punch, the researchers said. The explosion immediately bathes Earth with damaging UV, X-rays and gamma rays. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Earth’s mass extinction could have been caused by exploding stars

Washington D.C. [USA] | By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 08:48 PM IST
Fossil evidence indicates a 300,000-year decline in biodiversity leading up to the Devonian-Carboniferous mass extinction, suggesting the possibility of multiple catastrophes, maybe even multiple supernova explosions.
The X-ray image of the debris of SN 1572.
The X-ray image of the debris of SN 1572.

Indian astro satellite captures X-ray image of debris from 446-year-old supernova explosion

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Snehal Fernandes
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 10:33 AM IST
For the first time, country’s dedicated multi-wavelength astronomy satellite, Astrosat, has captured an X-ray image of the debris of a supernova. Called SN 1572, the supernova is located 10,000 light years away
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