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Systematic blueshift of line profiles in the type IIn supernova 2010jl: Evidence for post-shock dust formation?

Smith, Nathan; Silverman, J. M.; Filippenko, Alexei; Cooper, Michael C; Matheson, Thomas; Bian, Fuyan; Weiner, B J; Comerford, M


Type IIn supernovae (SNe) show spectral evidence for strong interaction between their blast wave and dense circumstellar material (CSM) around the progenitor star. SN 2010jl was the brightest core-collapse supernova in 2010, and it was a Type IIn explosion with strong CSM interaction. Andrews etal. recently reported evidence for an infrared (IR) excess in SN 2010jl, indicating either new dust formation or the heating of CSM dust in an IR echo. Here we report multi-epoch spectra of SN 2010jl...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomical Journal
DOI: 10.1088/0004-6256/143/1/17
Access Rights: Open Access


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