Spectroscopy of superluminous supernova host galaxies. A preference of hydrogen-poor events for extreme emission line galaxies

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Leloudas, G.; Schulze S.; Kruhler, T; Gorosabel J.; Christensen, L; Mehner A.; Postigo, AD; Amorín R.; Thone, CC; Anderson, JP; Bauer, FE; Gallazzi A.; Helminiak, KG; Hjorth, J; Ibar E.; Malesani, D.; Morrell N.; Vinkó J.; Wheeler, JC;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/mnras/stv320
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

Superluminous supernovae (SLSNe) are very bright explosions that were only discovered recently and that show a preference for occurring in faint dwarf galaxies. Understanding why stellar evolution yields different types of stellar explosions in these environments is fun... View more