More than one way to explode a star
New observations confirm two leading theories of type 1a supernova production
By Nadia Drake, 15:44 PM May 8, 2012
There are two ways to light a cosmic candle. One technique calls for two white dwarf stars; another positions a white dwarf near a larger stellar companion. Both combinations produce type 1a supernovas (pictured here), massive stellar explosions that act as “standard candles” for gauging astronomical distances.
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