Hubble has discovered rocky remains of planetary material 'polluting' the atmospheres of two white dwarfs. Continue reading →
What happens when you combine a white dwarf with an M dwarf star? A possible answer to a supernova mystery.
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.
White dwarfs may technically be the remnants of dead stars, but could they provide a steady, long-term energy source to alien life?
Could a white dwarf's spin save it from supernova doom?
We know of only one doomsday event that will definitely wipe out Planet Earth -- when the sun runs out of fuel, it will swell and we will become solar chum.
These two stellar siblings don't seem to like each other very much. But it's OK, they make up in the end.
HM Cancri has been confirmed as a binary system of two white dwarfs orbiting one other so close, they complete one orbit every 5.4 minutes. With a year this short, it's little wonder HM Cancri is a record breaker!
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