Supernova showers: a deadly rain of X-rays threatens the planets

supernova planet

A new study has looked at the possible impact X-rays could have on planets some distance from supernova explosions. Data from Chandra and other telescopes suggests that planets around 160 light-years away could be subjected to an intense wave of X-rays, which could significantly damage their atmospheres. This artist’s illustration shows such an affected planet … Read more