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Hunting for the progenitor of SN 1006: High resolution spectroscopic search with the FLAMES instrument

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Type Ia supernovae play a significant role in the evolution of the Universe and have a wide range of applications. It is widely believed that these events are the thermonuclear explosions of carbon-oxygen white dwarfs close to the Chandrasekhar mass (1.38 M\odot). However, CO white dwarfs are born with masses much below the Chandrasekhar limit and thus require mass accretion to become Type Ia supernovae. There are two main scenarios for accretion. First, the merger of two white dwarfs and, se...

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10.1088/0004-637X/759/1/7

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Astrophysics
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ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL More from this journal
Volume:
759
Issue:
1
Pages:
7-7
Publication date:
2012-07-18
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EISSN:
1538-4357
ISSN:
0004-637X
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uuid:c8b3af1c-0e3b-4e03-8d71-8c02f828f64c
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pubs:342581
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342581
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2012-12-19

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