Are the precursors of type IA supernovae double degenerate mergers?
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.
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