Scientists shed light on supernova origins – LA Times

Type Ia Supernovae are a not just pretty in photographs. They play an important function in astronomy as a standard candle — a celestial object with known luminosity. By measuring visible brightness, astronomers can calculate a supernova’s distance. In the LA Times today: Type 1a supernovae are key to measuring celestial distances. Astronomers find evidence that they’re formed by the collision of two white dwarfs. … Continue reading Scientists shed light on supernova origins – LA Times