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Identifying a Supernova Ia progenitor!

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Identifying a Supernova Ia progenitor!

Friends,

 

A press release came out from Harvard today: For the first time, a cataclysmic variable system (white dwarf accreting material from a non-white dwarf companion) was identified as a Supernova Ia progenitor. Enjoy:

https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2016-07

Best wishes - clear skies,

Stella.

 

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