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Explosive Stars with Good Table Manners

20 Mar 2012, 16:18 UTC
Explosive Stars with Good Table Manners NASA/Swift/Peter Brown, Univ. of Utah

March 20, 2012: An exploding star known as a Type Ia supernova plays a key role in our understanding of the universe. Studies of Type Ia supernovae led to the discovery of dark energy, which garnered the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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