Jet-induced Explosions of Core Collapse Supernovae

  title={Jet-induced Explosions of Core Collapse Supernovae},
  author={Alexei M. Khokhlov and P. Hoeflich and Elaine S. Oran and J. Craig Wheeler and Li-yan Wang},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We numerically studied the explosion of a supernova caused by supersonic jets present in its center. The jets are assumed to be generated by a magnetorotational mechanism when a stellar core collapses into a neutron star. We simulated the process of the jet propagation through the star, jet breakthrough, and the ejection of the supernova envelope by the lateral shocks generated during jet propagation. The end result of the interaction is a highly nonspherical supernova explosion with two high… Expand

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