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Rare Supernova Discovery Ushers in New Era for Cosmology

20 Apr 2017, 18:08 UTC
Rare Supernova Discovery Ushers in New Era for Cosmology

Using an automated supernova-hunting pipeline based at NERSC, astronomers have captured multiple images of a gravitationally lensed Type Ia supernova. This detection is currently the only one of its kind.nBerkeley Lab researchers have a method for identifying more of these events using existing wide-field surveys.

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