Increasing Brightness (IMAGE) University of Arizona Caption Smoking gun: Unlike 'regular' supernovae, whose change in ultraviolet brightness follows the gray curve, this one increased in brightness faster over the first two days, before slowing down (blue curve). This bump in the light curve likely reflects the slamming of material from the exploding white dwarf into a companion star. Credit Griffin Hosseinzadeh Usage Restrictions This visual may only be used in conjunction of reporting/posting of this news release. Credit must be stated as indicated. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.