white dwarf star

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a faint star of enormous density


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They zeroed in on a white dwarf star called Stein 2051 B, which was set to pass in front of a more distant star.
Novae are thought to occur when a white dwarf star in a binary system explodes.
The thermonuclear explosion of a white dwarf star produces such supernovas.
Chandra's most famous success was the astrophysical Chandrasekhar limit which describes the maximum mass of a white dwarf star, ~1.
Containing two stars that are orbited by two planets the system, called NN Serpentis, looks a little like two coloured balls, a red ball and a bright white dwarf star posing as a cue ball.
5 million light years away - and the Ring Nebula, a dying white dwarf star surrounded by fluorescing gas.
created a 3-D simulation of an exploding white dwarf star in extraordinary detail.
UCLA astronomers discovered a surprisingly high abundance of dust orbiting an ancient, dead white dwarf star, GD 362--a discovery that foreshadows our solar system's eventual end.
We know, for instance, that one of the stars in the binary system - the one that will eventually explode - must be a carbon-oxygen rich white dwarf star, the remnant of the main sequence star much like the sun.
The snowy companion is a white dwarf star, the easiest one to view through a small telescope.
It is a type of two-star system known as a Cataclysmic Variable, where one super dense white dwarf star is stealing gas from its companion star, effectively "cannibalizing" it.
On August 24 at 03:59 Universal time, telescopes at the Palomar Observatory in southern California captured a white dwarf star just 21 million light-years away--the next state over, astronomically--as it went supernova, exploding in a blaze of light.
The scientists used an effect of Albert Einstein's theory of General Relativity to measure the mass of the neutron star and its orbiting companion, a white dwarf star.
Astrophysicists at the university in Gibbet Hill Road, Gibbet Hill, Coventry, have found a ring of metal-rich gas orbiting around a white dwarf star.
It consists of a white dwarf star in close orbit with a much larger red giant star.