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February 16, 2016
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Supernova Twins: Making Standard Candles More Standard than Ever

The Nearby Supernova Factory, based at Berkeley Lab, finds a new way to measure cosmological distances with far greater accuracy Less than 20 years ago the world learned that the universe is expanding ever faster, propelled by dark energy. The … Continue reading

February 27, 2014
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Spitzer Stares into the Heart of New Supernova in M82

The closest supernova of its kind to be observed in the last few decades has sparked a global observing campaign involving legions of instruments on the ground and in space, including NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. With its dust-piercing infrared vision, … Continue reading

December 21, 2011
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Closest Type Ia Supernova in Decades Solves a Cosmic Mystery

*Early close-ups of a Type Ia supernova allow Berkeley Lab scientists and their colleagues to picture its progenitor and infer how it exploded Type Ia supernovae (SN Ia’s) are the extraordinarily bright and remarkably similar “standard candles” astronomers use to … Continue reading