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Fraser
2015-Feb-09, 09:50 PM
Two*white dwarfs circle around one*other,*locked in a fatal tango. With an intimate orbit and a hefty combined mass, the*pair is*ultimately destined to collide, merge, and erupt in a titanic explosion: a Type Ia supernova. Or so goes the theory behind the infamous “standard candles” of cosmology. Now, in a paper published in today’s issue of […]

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