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Title: Computer Code Gives Astrophysicists First Full Simulation of Star's Final Hours

The precise conditions inside a white dwarf star in the hours leading up to its explosive end as a Type Ia supernova are one of the mysteries confronting astrophysicists studying these massive stellarmore » explosions. But now, a team of researchers, composed of three applied mathematicians at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and two astrophysicists, has created the first full-star simulation of the hours preceding the largest thermonuclear explosions in the universe. http://www.lbl.gov/cs/Archive/news091509.html« less
Title: Computer Code Gives Astrophysicists First Full Simulation of Star's Final Hours
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Publication Date: 2009-09-24
OSTI Identifier: 1047278
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS ; ASTROPHYSICS ; COMPUTING ; SUPERNOVA ; STAR ; BERKELEY LAB
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:03:10
System Entry Date: 2018-05-11