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ZZ Ceti stars
ZZ Ceti stars[¦zē¦zē ′sed·ē ‚stärz]
A small class of variable-luminosity white dwarfs with small amplitude oscillations having periods of 10-100 seconds and effective temperatures of 10,000-14,000 K (18,000-25,000°F).
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Pulsating white dwarfs, or ZZ Ceti stars
, are a type of white dwarf that glows and fades in a steady rhythm.
Jittery White Dwarfs "In the winter of 1964 Arlo Landolt discovered the first member of what later became recognized as a class of variable white dwarfs--the ZZ Ceti stars