The Most Extreme Explosion in the Universe


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4 Jun 2021
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Yes, it's the supernova and it can kill us at a distance of 100 light years or more! That's a distance of 5.879e+14 miles or more, a number bigger than anyone can comprehend. Hence, we don't have words to even begin to describe a bang that powerful. It's basically a really really big bomb.

Just boggle at what this fascinating and cutely animated video from Kurzgesagt explains about them.

Nerd level: high. Required for understanding that number written in exponent notation above. Helps to get the video, too.

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