carbon-detonation supernova model

carbon-detonation supernova model

[′kär·bən ‚det·ən′ā·shən ¦sü·pər′nō·və ‚mäd·əl]
(astronomy)
A model for a supernova in a star of 4 to 9 solar masses through the explosive ignition of carbon in a high-density, electron-degenerate core by the formation and propagation of a detonation wave.