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First polluted white dwarf found in Gaia DR2

Astronomers have identified the first metal-polluted white dwarf star from the Gaia Data Release 2 (DR2) provided by ESA's Gaia satellite. The newly found star received designation GaiaJ1738−0826. The finding is detailed ...

dateJul 04, 2018 in Astronomy report
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Contracting white dwarf observed for the first time

Astrophysicists from MSU (Russia) and colleagues from Italy and Russian Academy of Sciences have found the first observational evidence for a contracting white dwarf. Constant high spin-up rate of a star of this type, located ...

dateNov 14, 2017 in Astronomy
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