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The faintest white dwarf star, possibly the coldest ever detected, has been identified by a team of astronomers.
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 12:16
A team of astronomers, using multiple telescopes, have identified a faint white dwarf star that looks like diamond.
Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 18:51
Astronomers have discovered a unique triple star system which could reveal the true nature of gravity.
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 22:51
A white-dwarf star has erupted in the constellation Delphinus and has produced a nova that is the brightest since 2007.
Last Updated: Sunday, July 07, 2013, 11:29
A team of researchers has studied a distant star where gravity is more than 30,000 times greater than on Earth to test its controversial theory that one of the constants of nature is not a constant.
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 16:56
No terrestrial, or Earth-like planets have yet been confirmed orbiting white or brown dwarfs, but a new research suggests such planets if exist will prove poor candidates for life.
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 19:54
Astronomers have pinned down the likely origins of especially bright supernovae that they use as easy-to-spot “mile markers” to measure the expansion and acceleration of the universe.
Last Updated: Friday, October 26, 2012, 16:03
A new study has shed light on the identity of the “parents” of one of the most important types of supernovae -- the Type Ia, those used as “standard candles” in cosmology studies.
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 19:48
A team of astronomers led by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin has tested Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity in a new regime using pair of burnt-out stars.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 20:49
In a new study, astronomers have identified two white dwarf stars considered to be the oldest and closest known to man.
Last Updated: Friday, December 16, 2011, 12:37
Some of the brightest known explosions in the universe, type 1a supernovae, are triggered by ancient, dense stars called white dwarfs.
Last Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 13:11
Best place to look for planets that can support life is around dim, dying stars called white dwarfs.
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