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Are the precursors of type IA supernovae double degenerate mergers?

Ferrario, Lilia


I argue that the observational evidence for white dwarf-white dwarf mergers supports the view that they give rise to ultra-massive white dwarfs or neutron stars through accretion induced collapse. The implications for the progenitors of Type Ia SNe are discussed.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Conference paper
Source: Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y astrofisica


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