Distances with <4% precision from type Ia supernovae in young star-forming environments.

Abstract

The luminosities of type Ia supernovae (SNe), the thermonuclear explosions of white-dwarf stars, vary systematically with their intrinsic color and the rate at which they fade. From images taken with the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), we identified SNe Ia that erupted in environments that have high ultraviolet surface brightness and star-formation… (More)
DOI: 10.1126/science.1261475

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