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Systematically Bridging the Gap Between Novae and Supernovae

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2013

M. M. Kasliwal
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Department of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd, M/C 249–17, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA Carnegie Institution for Science, 813 Santa Barbara St, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA, Email: mansi@obs.carnegiescience.edu
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Abstract

The venerable study of cosmic explosions is over a century old. However, until recently, there has existed a glaring six-magnitude luminosity gap between the brightest novae and faintest supernovae. Serendipitous discoveries, archival searches and ongoing systematic surveys are yielding optical transients that are fainter, faster and rarer than supernovae. Theorists predict a variety of mechanisms to produce transients in the gap and observers have the best chance of finding them in the local Universe. Here I review the discoveries and the unique physics of cosmic explosions that bridge this gap between novae and supernovae.

Type
Research Front: 2. Supernovae and their Host Galaxies
Copyright
Copyright © Astronomical Society of Australia 2012

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