The type Ia supernova SNLS-03D3bb from a super-Chandrasekhar-mass white dwarf star

@article{Howell2006TheTI,
  title={The type Ia supernova SNLS-03D3bb from a super-Chandrasekhar-mass white dwarf star},
  author={D. Howell and M. Sullivan and P. Nugent and R. Ellis and A. Conley and D. Borgne and R. Carlberg and J. Guy and D. Balam and S. Basa and D. Fouchez and I. Hook and E. Hsiao and J. Neill and R. Pain and K. Perrett and C. Pritchet},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={443},
  pages={308-311}
}
The accelerating expansion of the Universe, and the need for dark energy, were inferred from observations of type Ia supernovae. There is a consensus that type Ia supernovae are thermonuclear explosions that destroy carbon–oxygen white dwarf stars that have accreted matter from a companion star, although the nature of this companion remains uncertain. These supernovae are thought to be reliable distance indicators because they have a standard amount of fuel and a uniform trigger: they are… Expand

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