• Question: In my point of view I can't exactly see how you could have an explosion in space what do you think?

    Asked by harryfelix to Clare on 17 Mar 2012.
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      Clare Burrage answered on 17 Mar 2012:

      Explosions happen when a lot of stuff that was packed into a small space gets blown out very quickly into a large space. This requires a lot of energy, so it wouldn’t just happen in the vacuum of space, but it can happen inside stars. An exploding star is called a supernova.