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University of Warwick

White Dwarf Star Pulled Onto the Neutron Star

Caption: University of Warwick researchers explain mystery of the loneliest supernovas. Compact binary star systems that have been thrown far from their host galaxy when one star of that pair became a neutron star, go through a second trauma when the remaining white dwarf star is eventually pulled onto the neutron star.

Credit: Artist's impression is free to use with story but Mark A. Garlick / space-art.co.uk / University of Warwick

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