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New Study accounts for “missing” companion stars in type 1a Supernovae
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New Study accounts for “missing” companion stars in type 1a Supernovae

by AstroAggregatorSeptember 23, 2012

A new theory out of the University of Tokyo has an explanation for why some type 1a supernovae appear to have no companion star – the companion star has, over time, become another white dwarf star that is engulfed by the supernova, leaving no trace of its prior existence.

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