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... a helium white dwarf composed chiefly of helium-4 nuclei. ... mass loss in binary systems or mass loss due to a large ...

White Dwarfs - Introduction - Imagine the Universe! - NASA

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Where a star ends up at the end of its life depends on the mass it was born with. ... A typical white dwarf is about as massive as the Sun, yet only slightly bigger ...

White Dwarfs - NMSU Astronomy

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It is much hotter (25,000 K), but because of its small size its luminosity is low. ... Some very nearby white dwarf stars can be observed directly through telescopes,  ...

White Dwarfs: Compact Corpses of Stars - Space.com

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Nov 26, 2013 ... In theory, white dwarfs will eventually stop emitting light and heat and ... The core that is left behind will be a white dwarf, a husk of a star in which no .... What Remains | Animation; Earth-Size White Dwarf Artist's Impression ...

White Dwarf Research Corporation - Education - Ask an Astronomer ...

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A white dwarf is a type of star that contains about as much matter as the Sun, but packed into a size comparable to the Earth. The majority of white dwarfs are ...

White Dwarf Stars - Universe Today

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White dwarf stars are the corpses of stars; what happens once they've used up all ... If a star is large enough, it will even be able to begin helium burning in its ...

Deep Space Five amazing facts about white dwarfs Meet the stars ...

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Jan 22, 2015 ... They can go supernova. Because many stars orbit others in relatively close proximity, a white dwarf in a binary system can begin to cannibalise ...

Stellar Evolution: White Dwarfs

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White dwarf stars are much smaller than normal stars, such that a white dwarf of the mass of the ... The size of a star is a balance between pressure and gravity.

White dwarfs are the cores of dead stars | Space | EarthSky

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Nov 11, 2012 ... White dwarfs are the hot, dense remnants of long dead stars. ... A single white dwarf contains roughly the mass of our sun in a volume no bigger ...

BBC - Universe - White dwarfs (pictures, video, facts & news)

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Image: Z Camelopardalis, a binary star system with a white dwarf and its ... The length of time it takes for a white dwarf to reach this state is calculated to be ...

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White Dwarfs - Imagine the Universe! - NASA

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A white dwarf is what stars like the Sun become after they have exhausted their ... A typical white dwarf is half as massive as the Sun, yet only slightly bigger than ...

White Dwarfs, White Dwarf Stars Information, Facts, News, Photos ...

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<p>Photos: White dwarf stars.</p> ... White dwarfs are stars that have burned up all of the hydrogen they once ... At this stage, the star becomes a large red giant.

White Dwarf | COSMOS

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Sirius B was the first white dwarf discovered in 1862. The bright ... White dwarf stars are extreme objects that are roughly the same size as the Earth. They have  ...