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Notre Dame astrophysicist part of team that catches a supernova in the act of exploding

Author: William G. Gilroy

Light curve of one of the supernovae observed with the Kepler Space Telescope

It is one of the fundamental questions that remain unanswered in astrophysics: What are the progenitor stars of a “type Ia” supernovae? A new paper in the journal Nature by University of Notre Dame astrophysicist Peter Garnavich and a team of researchers describes how they used the Kepler Space Telescope to catch three stars in the act of exploding. The results shed light on which stars generate these energetic outbursts.

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