View Full Version : Surprise! Classical Novae Produce Gamma Rays

2014-Jul-31, 09:20 PM
In a classical nova, a white dwarf siphons material off a companion star, building up a layer on its surface until the temperature and pressure are so high (a process which can take tens of thousands of years) that its hydrogen beings to undergo nuclear fusion, triggering a runaway reaction that detonates the accumulated gas. […]

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