Sep 19, 2023

Unprecedented Radio Wave Detection From a Type Ia Supernova

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Astronomers have, for the first time, detected radio waves from a Type Ia supernova, uncovering new clues about white dwarf.

A white dwarf star is the remnant of star that has exhausted its nuclear fuel, but it lacks the mass to become a neutron star. A typical white dwarf is only slightly bigger than Earth, yet it is 200,000 times as dense.

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