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Are High Z SNe Brighter than LCMD Predicts?

  1. Oct 16, 2014 #1
    I've read one or two articles that are a little dated (2009) and having some trouble finding a thread that discussed the matter briefly. I know that SN US02Wil is bright (for its distance). Is anyone aware of any studies that show that SNe with a high Z appear to be brighter than LCDM predicts?
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014
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  3. Oct 17, 2014 #2


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    There are some rare events that look way too bright, but there's no systematic tendency. The vast majority of supernovae fall in line with the expected redshift-brightness relationship, and those few that don't can generally be explained as not actually being SN-1A events, or as due to chance alignments.
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