Core collapse supernova remnants with ears (November 2016)

Written by Noam Soker on . Posted in News

In a new paper Aldana Grichener and I study the morphologies of core collapse supernova remnantzfigcs (CCSNRs) and find that about third of CCSNRs have two opposite `ears’ protruding from their main shell, and that the typical energy that is required to inflate these ears is about 10 percents of the explosion kinetic energy. We argue that these properties are most compatible with the expectation from the explosion jet feedback mechanism (JFM). This study further supports the call for a paradigm shift from neutrino-driven to jet-driven core-collapse supernova mechanisms.

A popular summary of our research is in New Scientist.