Credit: NASA/ESA, the Hubble Key Project Team and the High-Z Supernova Search Team.
"Basically, we’ve proposed that if you have two white dwarfs spiralling towards each other and you shake one of them the right way for long enough, one will either blow up or you’ll bring the objects closer together faster for an eventual detonation," McKernan said.
Kendra Snyder, Department of Communications
American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA
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Hubble Space Telescope image of the type Ia supernova 1994D (lower left) in galaxy NGC 4526. Credit: NASA/ESA, the Hubble Key Project Team and the High-Z Supernova Search Team
Funding for this study was provided by the National Science Foundation grant #s PAARE AST-1153335 and PHY11-25915.
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