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Neutrino heating re-starts the stalled engine

The detection of two transition metals in the remnant of a supernova lends support to a mechanism for the explosion of a massive star called the neutrino-driven convective supernova engine, where a plume of hot material re-invigorates a stalled shockwave.

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Fig. 1: The neutrino-driven convective supernova engine.


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Young, P. Neutrino heating re-starts the stalled engine. Nat Astron 5, 434–435 (2021).

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