Yea, if it blows, something tells me life would be little tough, Everywhere. I guess within a least several hundred miles of the caldera, life would cease.
Most of The ejecta will form a massive,expanding, cloud of glowing gasses and ejected debris around the new Neutron star or most likely, black hole .Short and long wave radiation along with ejecta in the form of light and much later debris comets to pour out over the earth and surrounding planets.
Some of the"accretion" ring will remain in orbit about the new black hole while the Supernova shock wave and outer debris filed propagates through the adjacent Hydrogen gas clouds compressing the hydrogen into new prototype stars and the debris 'seeds' the new star with the heavier elements made in the supernova's 'poisoned' core .Each Supernova produces new strings of binary stars, usually in a straight line !
Iron 'Poisons' the Stellar Fusion Reaction.
Iron is the last element that is created in stellar fusion. It is a sign that the star has exhausted its nuclear fuel, and without the constant activity of fusion to provide a force acting against gravity, implosion occurs.Thus Supernova, the Stellar death-knell.
Iron cannot fuse without a net input of energy. Up until iron there is a net release of energy by fusion that helps counteract the weight of the star's gasses pushing inward. Once iron forms it just starts to build up in the center of the star, with all the fusion taking place in the layers just above it. Eventually, the iron core becomes so massive that its own atomic bounds can no longer support the weight. It suddenly collapses into a much denser and smaller ball of matter.
This leaves a hollow for the upper layers to fall into. This sudden in fall is energetic enough when it hits the new smaller core,collapsing it, to cause all the remaining star to undergo fusion at once, causing the supernova.
Last edited by megimoo; 01-21-2011 at 09:38 PM.
Quick, everyone more to Florida!!! It'll solve the housing collapse here. :p:D
Of course, the state would probably sink.
"Our scenario would affect an area 10 million times greater than 9/11 did. Fema were extremely interested in working with us to come up with a theoretical plan as to how they might deal with it. They gave us data on how many people would be affected by the eruption in the US."
Satellite images show that the mouth or caldera of the Yellowstone Super Volcano is 85km (53 miles) long and 45km (28 miles) wide - which amounts to an area big enough to swallow Tokyo, the largest city in the world.
Five miles underneath the surface of Yellowstone sits the volcanic chamber itself which is estimated to hold 25,000 cubic kilometres of molten rock or magma. Seismologists and vulcanologists working for the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory routinely monitor the regular swellings and subsidences of the land as it responds to shifting underground lake of molten rock below.
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