Type Ia Supernovae: Spectroscopic Surprises [article]

David Branch
2003 arXiv   pre-print
Recent observations have extended the range of diversity among spectra of Type Ia supernovae. I briefly discuss SN Ia explosion models in the spectroscopic context, the observed diversity, and some recent results from direct analysis with the Synow code for one normal and two peculiar SNe Ia. Relating the observational manifestations of diversity to their physical causes is looking like an ever more challenging problem.
arXiv:astro-ph/0310685v1 fatcat:63ky3zzqyjfdbgo56kmype4ywu