SN 2008D: A Wolf-Rayet explosion through a thick wind

  title={SN 2008D: A Wolf-Rayet explosion through a thick wind},
  author={Gilad Svirski and E. Nakar},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
Supernova (SN) 2008D/XRT 080109 is considered to be the only direct detection of a shock breakout from a regular SN to date. While a breakout interpretation was favored by several papers, inconsistencies remain between the observations and current SN shock breakout theory. Most notably, the duration of the luminous X-ray pulse is considerably longer than expected for a spherical breakout through the surface of a type Ibc SN progenitor, and the X-ray radiation features, mainly its flat spectrum… Expand

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