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When will the first star go dark? (Synopsis)

5 May 2017, 14:22 UTC
When will the first star go dark? (Synopsis) NASA
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Stars live for a variety of ages, from just a million or two years for some to tens of trillions of years for others. But even after a star has run out of its fuel and died, its stellar corpse continues to shine on. Neutron stars and white dwarfs are both extremely massive, but very small in volume compared to a star. As a result, they cool very slowly, so slow that a single one has not yet gone dark in all the Universe.

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