• February 23, 2012

    Episode 380: Supernova Mystery Solved

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    Type 1a Supernovae are important objects in the study of the cosmos and, in particular, the expansion and acceleration of the universe. While much is known about the signature of the Type 1a supernovae, such as how fast the light from the explosion increases and the rate at which it decays, the cause of the explosion was not entirely known.