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Super Supernova: White Dwarf Star System Exceeds Mass Limit

15/03/2010

Super Supernova: White Dwarf Star System Exceeds Mass Limit

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • An international team led by Yale University has, for the first time, measured the mass of a type of supernova thought to belong to a unique subclass and confirmed that it surpasses what was believed to be an upper mass limit. Their findings, which appear online and will be published in an upcoming issue of the Astrophysical Journal, could affect the way cosmologists measure the expansion of the universe.

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