Science News 2014(English)

Solving a supernova mystery: Latest research finding

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Running Time : 5minutes

Japanese edition has been published in Aug 18, 2014

Overview

Supernovae are large-scale explosions that occur when giant stars of great mass come to the end of their lifetime.
Research on supernovae is considered to provide clues as to how the universe came into being or evolved, which is why researchers continue to explore this phenomenon.
We report on two recently published research undertakings on supernovas.

Cast

Robert Quimby(Project Researcher, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe(IPMU), Todai Institutes of Advanced Study, the University of Tokyo),
Tomoya Takiwaki(Assistant professor (High Performance Computing Infrastructure, HPCI), Center for Computational Astrophysics, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)