Clumpy Structure of Supernova Explosions -- A Subaru View of Supernova Explosion Mechanism --

August 3, 2012

Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)

A group of researchers including Masaomi Tanaka (NAOJ, previously a researcher at IPMU), Koji Kawabata (Hiroshima Univ.), Takashi Hattori (NAOJ), Keiichi Maeda (Kavli IPMU) and Ken'ichi Nomoto (Kavli IPMU) have reported that supernova explosions show a clumpy structure, as observed by the Subaru Telescope.
The study will advance our understanding of the supernova explosion mechanism, that has been a mystery for more than half a century.

These study results has been published in The Astrophysical Journal Jul 20 2012 issue.

Full Story: Subaru Telescope/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)