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Thermonuclear supernovae were thought to occur only when white-dwarf stars of a certain mass explode. The discovery of a supernova that is way over the mass limit might require a reworking of the model.

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Branch, D. Champagne supernova. Nature 443, 283–284 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/443283a

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