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Scientists Complete ELM Survey, Discover 98 Double White Dwarf Stars

4 Feb 2020, 13:36 UTC
Scientists Complete ELM Survey, Discover 98 Double White Dwarf Stars Mel Weiss

Scientists at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA) have completed the Extremely Low Mass--also known as ELM--spectroscopic study of white dwarf stars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). In process for more than a decade, the completed survey discovered 98 detached double white dwarf binaries.

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