您的位置 首页 媒体英语

研究人员发现2000光年以外的巨型新恒星

媒体英语

New star discovered 研究人员发现2000光年以外的巨型新恒星

研究人员发现2000光年以外的巨型新恒星

Play audio file

研究人员们发现了一颗巨型恒星,其大气成分前所未见。他们认为这个庞大的物体是由两颗 “白矮星” 合并而成的,通常白矮星会以强大的超新星的形式爆炸。  

The new star is what astronomers call a ‘white dwarf’. It’s what stars like the Sun become at the end of their lives when they’ve used up all their nuclear fuel.

这颗新星被天文学家称为 “白矮星”。它是像太阳这样的恒星在它们生命的尽头,耗尽所有核燃料后演化成的星体。

The star loses most of its atmosphere, leaving a very hot core. The heavier atoms in the atmosphere sink and the lighter ones remain at the surface. Some white dwarves have almost pure hydrogen or helium atmospheres, but this star has an atmosphere unusually high in the heavier element, carbon.

这颗恒星失去了大部分大气层,留下了一个炽热的核。大气中较重的原子下沉,而较轻的原子留在表面。一些白矮星的大气中几乎只有纯氢或氦,但这颗星的大气中重元素碳的含量异常高。

Computer modelling indicates it could have been created by the merger of two such stars. This suggests that such occurrences might be more common than previously thought.

计算机模型显示,这颗星可能由两颗类似的恒星合并而成。这表明,这种星体存在的数量可能比人们之前认为的更普遍。

词汇

astronomers 天文学家
nuclear fuel 核能燃料
atmosphere 大气层
atoms 原子
element 化学元素
computer modelling 计算机模型
merger 合并
occurrences 事物存在的数量

阅读理解:请在读完上文后,回答下列问题 。

1. Where in the lifespan of a star is the white dwarf stage?

2. What type of atoms usually stay on the surface of a star?

3. How does this new star differ from other white dwarf stars?

4. True or false? Computer modelling has caused two stars to merge, forming a new white dwarf star.

答案

1. Where in the lifespan of a star is the white dwarf stage?
A white dwarf star is what a star like the Sun becomes at the end of their lives when they’ve used up all their nuclear fuel.

2. What type of atoms usually stay on the surface of a star?
The heavier atoms in the atmosphere sink and the lighter ones remain at the surface.

3. How does this new star differ from other white dwarf stars?
This white dwarf star has an atmosphere unusually high in the heavier element, carbon.

4. True or false? Computer modelling has caused two stars to merge, forming a new white dwarf star.
False. Computer modelling indicates the new star could have been created by the merger of two such stars.

Copyright © 2020 研究人员发现2000光年以外的巨型新恒星 媒+体+、英;语来=自英-语啦

本文来自网络,不代表英语啦立场,转载请注明出处:https://www.yingyu.la/bbcyingyuketang/bbcmeitiyingyu/256892.shtml

为您推荐

联系我们

联系我们

0898-88881688

在线咨询: QQ交谈

邮箱: email@wangzhan.com

工作时间:周一至周五,9:00-17:30,节假日休息

关注微信
微信扫一扫关注我们

微信扫一扫关注我们

关注微博
返回顶部