Dr. Abigail Polin -- A New Type of Supernova

The Astrophysics Podcast by Paul Duffell

Episode notes

How do stars explode? It turns out there's more than one way, and Professor Abigail Polin has discovered a totally new way that stars can end their lives. We talk with Professor Polin about how that works and how scientists look at a supernova to figure out what caused the explosion.