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Failed Explosions Explain Most Peculiar Supernovae


November 19, 2012

a white dwarf that fails to detonate Supercomputer simulations have revealed that a type of oddly dim, exploding star is probably a class of duds-one that could nonetheless throw new light on the mysterious nature of dark energy. Full Story

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University of Chicago

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