White Dwarfs

Tiny points of light, with a magic all their own.
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Christopher K.
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White Dwarfs

Post by Christopher K. » September 26th, 2018, 1:37 pm

A white dwarf is what all stars below a certain mass end their lives as. (Contrast neutron stars and black holes.)

Tomorrow (3:30pm in room 109 of Nicholson Hall), F.X. Timmes of Arizona State University will discuss current news of white dwarfs.

More information:
http://www.daviddarling.info/encycloped ... dwarf.html
https://www.lsu.edu/physics/colloquia-s ... oquium.php

Christopher K.
Posts: 4632
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
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Re: White Dwarfs

Post by Christopher K. » June 11th, 2019, 4:36 pm

An interesting turn of events.... While conducting a search for brown dwarfs, enthusiastic amateur Melina Thévenot found the first white dwarf ever known to have multiple dusty rings. It's fun to perform citizen science!

More information:
http://pono.ucsd.edu/~adam/wordpress/bl ... ite-dwarf/
https://asunow.asu.edu/20190219-discove ... dwarf-star
June 2019 Astronomy, p. 9

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