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Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA)
Stellar physics and evolution calculations enable a broad range of research in astrophysics. Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA) is a suite of open source, robust, efficient,Expand
Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA): Planets, Oscillations, Rotation, and Massive Stars
We substantially update the capabilities of the open source software package Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA), and its one-dimensional stellar evolution module, MESA star.Expand
MODULES FOR EXPERIMENTS IN STELLAR ASTROPHYSICS (MESA): BINARIES, PULSATIONS, AND EXPLOSIONS
We substantially update the capabilities of the open-source software instrument Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA). MESA can now simultaneously evolve an interacting pair ofExpand
Observations of Accreting Pulsars
We discuss recent observations of accreting binary pulsars with the all-sky BATSE instrument on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. BATSE has detected and studied nearly half of the known accretingExpand
Supernova Light Curves Powered by Young Magnetars
We show that energy deposited into an expanding supernova remnant by a highly magnetic (B ~ 5 × 1014 G) neutron star spinning at an initial period of Pi ≈ 2-20 ms can substantially brighten the lightExpand
Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA) : Convective Boundaries, Element Diffusion, and Massive Star Explosions
We update the capabilities of the software instrument Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA) and enhance its ease of use and availability. Our new approach to locating convectiveExpand
The Palomar Transient Factory: system overview, performance and first results
The Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) is a fully-automated, wide-field survey aimed at a systematic exploration of the optical transient sky. The transient survey is performed using a new 8.1 squareExpand
Hydrogen-poor superluminous stellar explosions
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Observations of a class of luminous supernovae whose properties cannot be explained by any of the following processes: radioactive decay of freshly synthesized elements, explosion shock in the envelope of a supergiant star, and interaction between the debris and slowly moving, hydrogen-rich circumstellar material. Expand
Supernova SN 2011fe from an exploding carbon–oxygen white dwarf star
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Early observations of type Ia supernova SN 2011fe in the galaxy M101 at a distance from Earth of 6.4 megaparsecs find that the exploding star was probably a carbon–oxygen white dwarf, and from the lack of an early shock it is concluded that the companion was likely a main-sequence star. Expand
The Type Ia Supernova Rate
We explore the idea that the Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) rate consists of two components: a prompt piece that is proportional to the star formation rate (SFR), and an extended piece that isExpand
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