White Dwarf

By astronimate / last year

A white dwarf is an extremely dense and small star, typically the size of an ordinary planet. White dwarfs are the result of a low-mass star (like our Sun) running out of nuclear fuel and shedding its outer layers in a planetary nebula.

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siva prakash - 4 weeks ago

In other words, We call it as Neutron stars i guess? 😉

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    astronimate - 4 weeks ago

    Yes, quite similar! White dwarves are not quite dense enough to essentially smash atomic nuclei, ultimately transforming them into bare neutrons. However, this is exactly what occurs in a neutron star. The physics within neutron stars is extreme and rather unknown as of now!

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