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Christian Ott
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Christian Ott is a professor of theoretical astrophysics at Caltech. He studies the collapse and explosion of massive stars and collisions of binary black holes and neutron stars.
Follow him on twitter @hypercott.

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Blowing Up Stars on Supercomputers

(2) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 1:44 PM

We don't know what precisely happens when a massive star -- about ten times the mass of our Sun or more -- first collapses and then goes supernova and leaves behind a neutron star or a black hole. The explosion expels the products of stellar evolution into the interstellar medium...

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