Points to Remember:
- NASA has detected a massive thermonuclear explosion coming from outer space, caused by a massive thermonuclear flash on the surface of a pulsar — the crushed remains of a star that long ago exploded as a supernova.
- The explosion released as much energy in 20 seconds as the Sun does in nearly 10 days.
- NASA’s Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station (ISS) detected a sudden spike of X-rays on August 20, reports the US space agency.
- The X-ray burst, the brightest seen by NICER so far, came from an object named “J1808”.
- “J1808” is located about 11,000 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius.
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- Name the NASA’s telescope that has detected a huge thermonuclear explosion coming from outer space? Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER)
- Recently NASA saw an X-ray of a huge thermonuclear explosion by the NICER telescope when it came from the brightest object called ___. “J1808”