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Fraser
2009-Sep-03, 06:40 PM
ESA’s XMM-Newton orbiting X-ray telescope has uncovered the first close-up of a white dwarf star that could explode into a type Ia supernova within a few million years. That's relatively soon on cosmic time frames, and although this white dwarf that is orbiting its companion star HD 49798, is far enough away to pose [...]

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