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An Ongoing Mid-infrared Outburst in the White Dwarf 0145+234: Catching in Action the Tidal Disruption of an Exoasteroid?

30 Jan 2020, 17:00 UTC
An Ongoing Mid-infrared Outburst in the White Dwarf 0145+234: Catching in Action the Tidal Disruption of an Exoasteroid?
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Ting-gui Wang et al 2019 ApJL 886 L5
A recent large-amplitude mid-infrared outburst in the white dwarf 0145+234 in the NEOWISE Survey data is consistent with the tidal breakup of an exoasteroid by the white dwarf.

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