July 15, 2024



‘Extreme’ white dwarf sets cosmic records for small size, huge mass

NBC News

By Reuters

July 1, 2021In their death throes, roughly 97 percent of all stars become a smoldering stellar zombie called a white dwarf, one of the densest objects in the cosmos. A newly discovered white dwarf is being hailed as the most “extreme” one of these on record, cramming a frightful amount of mass into a surprisingly small package.

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