White Dwarf Fools Astronomers!

Written by The Night Sky Guy on December 30, 2012 – 10:22 pm -

dn23032-1_300The white dwarf thought it was sending all the right signals. Embedded near a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, the star was emitting short, bright X-ray flashes that made it look like a feeding black hole. But after a multi-agency stakeout, cosmic detectives have blown the dwarf’s cover.

Read the rest of my story of this this neat cosmic detective work and how astronomers finally caught this undercover White Dwarf at New Scientist magazine online


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One Response to “White Dwarf Fools Astronomers!”

  1. By Carlos dos Santos on Dec 31, 2012 | Reply

    I have been glued to a new Tv Chanel HD available on Bell.ca and It is amazing the spectacular programming on space the channel has been presenting over the holidays. It’s mind bugging what Hubble and Kopler are doing up there in space. Happy New Year keep up with you good work.

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