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Type Ia supernovae: explosions and progenitors

Kerzendorf, Wolfgang Eitel

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Supernovae are the brightest explosions in the universe. Supernovae in our Galaxy, rare and happening only every few centuries, have probably been observed since the beginnings of mankind. At first they were interpreted as religious omens but in the last half millennium they have increasingly been used to study the cosmos and our place in it. Tycho Brahe deduced from his observations of the famous supernova in 1572, that the stars, in contrast to the widely believe Aristotelian doctrine, were...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-08-02
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10267

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