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“White Dwarfs”

Feb 26, 2014 12:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Hubble has slewed in the direction of M82 to snap this dreamy portrait of SN 2014J, the closest supernova to erupt in recent decades. Continue reading →
Jan 22, 2014 03:58 PM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
A Type 1a supernova has been spotted in our galactic back yard inside M84, a galaxy only 12 million light-years from the Milky Way. Continue reading →
Oct 10, 2013 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have made the first direct detection of water in a rocky body that once orbited a sun-like star.
Jul 3, 2013 04:41 PM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
Astronomy lets us peer into some of the strangest corners of physics in a way that are incredibly hard (or impossible) to reproduce in a laboratory setting. For example, a recent discovery of pulsations from a massive white dwarf star … Continue reading →
May 9, 2013 12:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Hubble has discovered rocky remains of planetary material 'polluting' the atmospheres of two white dwarfs. Continue reading →
Nov 16, 2012 11:35 AM ET // Jennifer Ouellette
What happens when you combine a white dwarf with an M dwarf star? A possible answer to a supernova mystery.
Nov 25, 2012 02:50 PM ET // Ray Villard
Given their withering radiation and tidal stresses, white dwarfs are unlikely places to go looking for inhabited worlds -- but don't rule them out either.
Mar 24, 2011 07:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
White dwarfs may technically be the remnants of dead stars, but could they provide a steady, long-term energy source to alien life?
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