Research

July 31, 2020 at 11:30 am

Prakash, Team Find Possible Sign of Neutron Star in Supernova 1987A

Dr. Madappa Prakash, portrait

Dr. Madappa Prakash

Ohio University News reports on research findings by Dr. Madappa Prakash, professor of Physics & Astronomy, in a story headlined “Team including OHIO physicist finds possible sign of neutron star in Supernova 1987A.”

Two teams of astronomers have made a compelling case in the 33-year-old mystery surrounding Supernova 1987A. Based on observations of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and a theoretical follow-up study, the scientists, including Ohio University Physics and Astronomy Professor Madappa Prakash, provide new insight for the argument that a neutron star is hiding deep inside the remains of the exploded star. This would be the youngest neutron star known to date.

Read the entire story at Ohio University News.

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