Star kills its ‘congenial’ to form together a dwarf-binary system, astronomers confirm

A group of Brazilian astronomers observed a pair of celestial objects rarely seen in the Milky Way: a very low-mass white dwarf and a brown dwarf. What makes this binary system so unique is its origin: the white dwarf’s existence was prematurely cut off by its companion, a brown dwarf, which caused its early death through “malnutrition” or loss of matter.

Original published: 2017-11-09 15:18:03 Read the full Sao Paulo News here


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