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Scientists Observe Year-long Plateaus in Decline of Type Ia Supernova Light Curves

7 Oct 2019, 15:02 UTC
Scientists Observe Year-long Plateaus in Decline of Type Ia Supernova Light Curves HST, Adam Riess, Or Graur

Scientists at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian have announced the discovery that, contrary to previously accepted knowledge, Type Ia supernovae experience light curve decline plateaus, and lengthy ones at that, lasting up to a year.

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