Evolution of Low-Mass Binary Stars

Type I Supernovae

If you take pictures of a galaxy night after night (or better yet take pictures of lots and lots of galaxies night after night) you will find that now and then there is a new, very bright light source in the galaxy. The new source can often be as bright as a small galaxy (nearly a billion times as luminous as the Sun). These spectacular explosions are Supernovae and one particular type, SNI, have the following properties:

SNeIa models