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

Abstract

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 stellar 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.

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Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
987559
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; STAR SIMULATION; SUPERNOVA; MACH NUMBER; UNIVERSE

Citation Formats

Almgren, Ann S., and Nonaka, Andy. Computer Code Gives Astrophysicists First Full Simulation of Star's Final Hours. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Almgren, Ann S., & Nonaka, Andy. Computer Code Gives Astrophysicists First Full Simulation of Star's Final Hours. United States.
Almgren, Ann S., and Nonaka, Andy. Thu . "Computer Code Gives Astrophysicists First Full Simulation of Star's Final Hours". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/987559.
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author = {Almgren, Ann S. and Nonaka, Andy},
abstractNote = {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 stellar 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {9}
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