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Astronomers Have Identified a White Dwarf so Massive That It Might Collapse

Posted by on July 4, 2021 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Astronomers Have Identified a White Dwarf so Massive That It Might Collapse

Astronomers have identified an extremely magnetized and rapidly rotating ultra-massive white dwarf. Several telescopes characterized the dead star. #whitedwarfstars

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White Dwarfs Going Supernova Detonate Like a Nuclear Bomb, Study Suggests

Posted by on May 13, 2021 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
White Dwarfs Going Supernova Detonate Like a Nuclear Bomb, Study Suggests

A new study published in the Physical Review Letters suggests that the remnant cores of dead average-size stars can explode like a nuclear bomb. #supernova #whitedwarfstars

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Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity Confirmed By Researchers Aided By a White Dwarf

Posted by on June 13, 2017 in Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity Confirmed By Researchers Aided By a White Dwarf

Albert Einstein predicted that whenever light from a distant star passes by a closer object, gravity acts as a kind of magnifying lens, brightening and bending the distant starlight. Yet, in a 1936 article in the journal Science, he added that because stars are so far apart “there is no hope of observing this phenomenon directly.” Until now!

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