Normal type Ia supernovae from violent mergers of white dwarf binaries
One of the most important questions regarding the progenitor systems of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) is whether mergers of two white dwarfs can lead to explosions that reproduce observations of normal events. Here we present a fully three-dimensional simulation of a violent merger of two carbon-oxygen white dwarfs with masses of 0.9 M⊙ and 1.1 M⊙ combining very high resolution and exact initial conditions. A well-tested combination of codes is used to study the system. We start with the...[Show more]
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