Twin star supernova is an interactive experience that allows the user to explore supernovas, black holes, red giants stars and white dwarfs stars. The experience lets you create a supernova by steering stars in space with your body.
Twin star supernova gets its' name from the binary star system that can create a supernova type IA, where a white dwarf star steals mass from another star, until it reaches critical mass and explodes into a violent supernova.
Twin star supernova was created as part of the Interaction design project, in collaboration with Universeum, for the exhibition Showing the Invisible. While supernovas aren't invisible, their process of creation may be difficult to grasp, as well as the forces in play.
The target audience for the exhibition is 12-16 year olds, and aims to increase their interest in science. Although, people of all ages are more than welcome to enjoy this experience of creating supernovae!