Astronomers spot ticking supernova time bomb | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

If a white dwarf orbits a normal star like the Sun, it can draw material off. This matter piles up on the surface and can eventually detonate like a stellar thermonuclear bomb. We call these Type Ia supernovae.

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