Merging White Dwarfs and Thermonuclear Supernovae

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van Kerkwijk, Marten H.;
(2012)

Thermonuclear supernovae result when interaction with a companion reignites nuclear fusion in a carbon-oxygen white dwarf, causing a thermonuclear runaway, a catastrophic gain in pressure, and the disintegration of the whole white dwarf. It is usually thought that fusio... View more
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