Extreme Explosions

Supernovae, Hypernovae, Magnetars, and Other Unusual Cosmic Blasts

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-8135-5 (Print) 978-1-4614-8136-2 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. An Overview of Stellar Evolution

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Chapter

      Pages 3-40

      The Biology of Supernovae

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      Chapter

      Pages 41-79

      The Anatomy of Stellar Life and Death

  3. A Walk Across the Rooftops

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 81-81

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      Chapter

      Pages 83-118

      Stellar Evolution at the Summit of the Main Sequence

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      Chapter

      Pages 119-152

      Collapsars, Hypernovae and Long Gamma Ray Bursts

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      Chapter

      Pages 153-164

      Death by Fallback

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      Chapter

      Pages 165-173

      The Formation of Massive Stars by Collision and Their Fate

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      Chapter

      Pages 175-198

      Electron-Capture Supernovae

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      Chapter

      Pages 199-228

      Ultra-luminous Type IIn Supernovae

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      Chapter

      Pages 229-237

      The Magnetar Model for Ultra-Luminous Supernovae

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      Chapter

      Pages 239-251

      The Mysterious SN 2005ap and Luminous Blue Flashes

  4. Thermonuclear Supernovae

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 253-253

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      Chapter

      Pages 255-274

      Hypotheses and an Oxymoron

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      Chapter

      Pages 275-284

      Are there Super-Chandrasekhar Supernovae?

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      Pages 285-320

      The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Thermonuclear Supernovae

  5. In Flagrante Delicto

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 321-321

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      Chapter

      Pages 323-342

      The Mysterious Case of V838 Monocerotis and the Red Novae

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      Chapter

      Pages 343-350

      Between Scylla and Charybdis

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 351-369