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Two Dying Stars Reborn as One

6 Apr 2011, 17:18 UTC
Two Dying Stars Reborn as One

April 06, 2011: White dwarfs are dead stars that pack a Sun's-worth of matter into an Earth-sized ball. Astronomers have just discovered an amazing pair of white dwarfs whirling around each other once every 39 minutes.

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