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Session 12 - Degenerate Stars & Supernovae.
Oral session, Monday, June 09
North Main Hall C/D,
The initial spectrum of Supernova 1993J, which exploded in the nearby spiral M81, contained hydrogen lines and therefore was classified as a type II supernova. However, subsequent disappearance of hydrogen lines and appearance of helium lines made it similar to a type Ib supernova. Radio emission was detected from SN 1993J shortly after the first peak in optical brightness. In this paper we present a model for the observed radio radiation that involves the interaction of a collisionless shock front generated by the supernova ejecta and a stellar wind produced by the progenitor supergiant.
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