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supernova progenitors

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Blank Sky But Not Blank Information

Archival data are able to place constraints on the origin of supernova 2011fe.

Progenitors of AM CVn systems

The progenitors of a special type of cataclysmic variable, AM CVn, and possibly supernovae have been found.

Evidence for two distinct populations of Type Ia Supernovae

Type Ia Supernovae are extensively used in astronomy research, but the progenitors of these massive explosions are still not well understood. This paper discusses new evidence that there are two distinct populations of type Ia supernovae, and that they originate from different stellar populations.

White Dwarf Detonation

Exploding diamonds in the sky

Pakmor et al. propose a new mechanism to make Type 1a supernova explosions from a pair of white dwarfs.