Type 1a Supernovae: Why Our Standard Candle Isn’t Really Standard

August 28, 2014 3:05 PM

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Type 1a Supernovae: Why Our Standard Candle Isn’t Really Standard

When I joined Phenomena, Carl Zimmer asked: What obsesses you? One of my obsessions, I answered, is type 1a supernovae. Here we go.

How can an astronomical object of such crucial cosmological importance remain so fundamentally mysterious?

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