A Supernova Silhouette

A Supernova Silhouette

Title: The 2D Distribution of Iron Rich Ejecta in the Remnant of SN 1885 in M31 Authors: Robert A. Fesen, Peter Hoeflich, Andrew J.S. Hamilton First Author’s Institution: Dartmouth College Paper Status: Submitted to The Astrophysical Journal Supernova 1885 In...
ASASSN-13co: A Type-Defying Supernova

ASASSN-13co: A Type-Defying Supernova

There are arguably a lot of things defy categorization, but it’s not everyday that we find something that suggests we do away with our categories altogether. The authors of today’s paper believe that the recently-discovered Type II supernova ASASSN-13co — read that as “assassin”, please — might just be one of the latter.