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Astronomers find 'Rosetta Stone' for T-dwarf stars

Astronomers have discovered a unique and exotic star system with a very cool methane-rich (or T-) dwarf star and a ‘dying’ white dwarf stellar remnant in orbit around each other. The system is a ‘Rosetta Stone’ for T-dwarf stars, giving scientists the first good handle on their mass and age.
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Celestial Rosetta Stone: White Dwarf Star, Circling Companion Star, Could Explode In A Few Million Years

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 years ago)

The European Space Agency's XMM-Newton orbiting X-ray telescope has uncovered a celestial Rosetta stone: the first close-up of a white dwarf star, circling a companion star, that could explode into a particular kind of supernova in ... Read Post

Astronomers Discover Unique Triple Star System --A Clue to the True Nature of Gravity?

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (6 months ago)

An international team of astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope have discovered a unique stellar system consisting of two white dwarf stars and a superdense pulsar that may provide a key clue for re... Read Post

Pulsar in stellar triple system makes unique gravitational laboratory

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (6 months ago)

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered a unique stellar system of two white dwarf stars and a superdense neutron star, all packed within a space smaller than Earth's orbit arou... Read Post


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