The Mysterious SN 2005ap and Luminous Blue Flashes

  • David S. Stevenson
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


What’s blue, distant and very, very brilliant? With a growing litany of supernovae, one might imagine the discovery of another bright supernova in 2005 would simply add another chapter to this expanding tome, one which would soon fall into line with at least one of those already characterized. However, SN 2005ap proved to be a very troublesome supernova indeed – and soon it wasn’t alone.


Black Hole Light Curve Blast Wave Supernova Cosmology Project Stellar Mass Black Hole 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • David S. Stevenson
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  1. 1.NottinghamUK

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