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The supernova has two faces

The variety of stellar deaths is less than we thought. A compilation of new and archival data shows that two previously distinct subtypes of supernova are actually two sides of the same lopsided coin.

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Figure 1: Lopsided supernova explosion.

UNIV. CHICAGO FLASH CENTER

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Kasen, D. The supernova has two faces. Nature 466, 37–38 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/466037a

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