Answer to Question #51110 in Astronomy | Astrophysics for Nayan Jyoti Das
1. a) Express the distance of the star Proxima Centauri from the star Sirius B and the planet Earth in light years. 1. d) The average temperature of the interior of a sun-like star is of the order 10^8 K. Estimate the mass of the star in terms of the solar mass if it has a radius of order 10^10 cm. 3. b) A supernova explosion takes place at the distance of 4 pc. If the absolute magnitude of the supernova is −25, calculate its apparent magnitude. Will the supernova be brighter than the Sun? Justify your answer.
No comments. Be first!