Image icon  Simulation of type Ia supernovae DDT: Density and flame surface

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Description: This is the image of a FLASH simulation of the pure deflagration model of Type Ia Supernova. The blue surface approximates the surface of the star and the yellow surface shows the flame front behind which there is ash from burning stellar material. A supernova is a stellar explosion that is more energetic than a nova. The model is developed at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF).
Keywords: modelling • supernova • deflagration • detonation • density
Categories: Science approaches > Modelling & simulation
Applications > Energy > Nuclear energy
Created by: Argonne National Laboratory
George Jordan, University of Chicago
Donald Q. Lamb, University of Chicago
Contributions: Brad Gallagher, University of Chicago
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Date created: 01 October 2009
Date added: 07 February 2011
Resource ID: 3394