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Supernova SN 2011fe from an exploding carbon-oxygen white dwarf star.

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Type Ia supernovae have been used empirically as 'standard candles' to demonstrate the acceleration of the expansion of the Universe even though fundamental details, such as the nature of their progenitor systems and how the stars explode, remain a mystery. There is consensus that a white dwarf star explodes after accreting matter in a binary system, but the secondary body could be anything from a main-sequence star to a red giant, or even another white dwarf. This uncertainty stems from the ...

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10.1038/nature10644

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Nugent, PE More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics, REF-Physics
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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
480
Issue:
7377
Pages:
344-347
Publication date:
2011-12-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:d60caacb-d8fa-470d-ab31-9865b6ebe5cf
Source identifiers:
221379
Local pid:
pubs:221379
Language:
English

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