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Researchers build “supernova in a box” to study the physics of stellar blasts

24 Jun 2020, 10:14 UTC
Researchers build “supernova in a box” to study the physics of stellar blasts

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team

To better understand the forces that shape the evolution of exploding stars, researchers have built a device the size of a door with laser beams to mimic at small scales what goes on in a blast like the one responsible for the Crab Nebula.

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