Stellar Explosions
Novae, Supernovae, and the Formation of the Heavy Elements
November 11, 2016
Astronomy 122
Prof. J. Brau


    White dwarfs can spring back to life in a couple of ways:
    • Novae
    • Supernovae (Type I)

    Novae: Mild Stellar Explosions

    "New Star"
      1572 Tycho Brahe
      1604 Kepler
    ......Increased Brightness by 50,000 in few days

    Nova :


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