Hyperfast white dwarfs moving like billiard balls may change understanding of supernovae

Newswise — “Understanding the origin of type Ia supernovae has been one of the highly debated questions in astrophysics,” explains Dr. Samar Safi-Harb, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Extreme Astrophysics at the University of Manitoba. Safi-Harb is working with visiting scientist Dr. Gilles Ferrand of Rikagaku …

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