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Paper: Supernovae
Volume: 393, New Horizons in Astronomy: Frank N. Bash Symposium 2007
Page: 141
Authors: Quimby, R.M.
Abstract: Supernovae are intimately entwined with virtually all areas of astronomical research from the metal content of solar system bodies, to feedback into star formation, to the production of gravitational waves. Here I will briefly review the observational properties and explanatory models of supernovae, and I will then highlight some recent results that have helped to better constrain the physical understanding of these stellar explosions. The latter portion will be strongly biased toward the Texas Supernova Search sample, which has gathered detailed observations of the normal (Type Ia SNe: 2005cg, 2005hj, 2006X; Type II SN: 2006bp) and the extraordinary (SNe 2005ap and 2006gy) among others.
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