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Supernova seen through γ-ray eyes

Observations of γ-ray photons from a type Ia supernova indicate that stellar explosions of this kind get their energy from sudden thermonuclear fusion in the progenitor star. See Letter p.406

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Figure 1: Supernova SN 2014J in nearby galaxy M82.

NASA/ESA, Ryan J. Foley & Curtis McCully


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Kirshner, R. Supernova seen through γ-ray eyes. Nature 512, 375–376 (2014).

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