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Supernova [Q&A]

Krishna of Canara College asks, how do supernovae occur? There are two kinds of Supernovae. One that occurs due to the build-up of accreting matter on the surface of a white dwarf, and another that occurs due to a collapse in the core of a giant star. The former is thought to occur as a […]

geomagnetism [Q&A]

Madhusoodan of Poornaprajna College asks, what causes the Earth to have a magnetic field? Typically, magnetic fields in astronomical objects are generated via a natural dynamo. Starting from a seed field which is embedded in the medium, the object first amplifies this field by wrapping it around via rotation, and then rearranges it via convection. […]