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Paper: Kepler's Supernova Remnant: The View at 400 Years
Volume: 342, 1604-2004: Supernovae as Cosmological Lighthouses
Page: 416
Authors: Blair, W.P.
Abstract: October 2004 marks the 400th anniversary of the sighting of SN 1604, now marked by the presence of an expanding nebulosity known as Kepler's supernova remnant. Of the small number of remnants of historical supernovae, Kepler's remnant remains the most enigmatic. The supernova type, and hence the type of star that exploded, is still a matter of debate, and even the distance to the remnant is uncertain by more than a factor of two. As new and improved multiwavength observations become available, and as the time baseline of observations gets longer, Kepler's supernova remnant is slowly revealing its secrets. I review recent and current observations of Kepler's supernova remnant and what they indicate about this intriguing object.
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