SN 2012ap: Astronomer Find ‘Missing Link’ in Supernova Family Tree

Supernova SN 2012ap is a ‘missing link’ between stellar explosions that generate gamma-ray bursts and those that don’t, says a group of astronomers led by Dr Den Milisavljevic of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. SN 2012ap is a so-called core-collapse supernova. It was first detected by the Lick Observatory Supernova Search with the 0.76-m Katzman [...] —> Read More