Brian Fry Presentation on Supernovae
March 3rd, 2015
Abstract: Supernovae (SNe) occur at a rate of ~1-3 per century in the Milky Way. It is reasonable to expect that in the lifetime of Earth, at least one (if not several) SNe have occurred within 100 pc of Earth, presenting an opportunity for a SN to produce measureable effects on Earth. Iíll discuss terrestrial 60Fe evidence for such a nearby event and examine possible sources for the 60Fe signal to include not only Core-Collapse SNe, but also Electron-Capture SNe, Thermonuclear/Type Ia SNe, Kilonovae/Neutron-Star Mergers, and Super-Asymptotic Giant Branch stars. Iíll also present a number of factors that influence the signal from an extra-solar source to include uptake and dust filtering and identify constraints to apply to each possible source in order to identify the most likely progenitor of the 60Fe signal.
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