Scientists of the Institute of Radio Astronomy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) in Kharkiv received new research results on Cassiopeia A supernova remnant. The study was conducted despite Russian shelling.

This was reported by the NASU.

To conduct the research, scientists used the Giant Ukrainian Radio Telescope (GURT), which is located in Kharkiv Oblast. The results were published in the specialized scientific journal Astronomy and Astrophysics, which has been published since 1969.

The GURT telescope observations were carried out from May to October 2019. Scientists have developed a method for studying the environmental parameters evolution in the middle and outside of the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant over time.

The GURT radio telescope is being restored after the Russian attacks so that this approach can be developed. Work on the article manuscript continued during the defense of Kharkiv against the Russian invasion.

As a result, Ukrainian scientists determined the main parameters of matter inside and outside the supernova remnant, which occurred approximately 11,000 light-years away from Earth. Its age is 350 years.

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