degenerate star

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degenerate star

A star composed primarily of degenerate matter, especially a white dwarf or a neutron star.
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One possible scenario is IMBHs - which are formed by the runaway coalescence of stars in young compact star clusters - merge at the centre of a galaxy to form a supermassive black hole," said Prof Oka.
A newly identified subtype, Iax, happens when a white dwarf, a hot and compact star, is only partially destroyed in its own thermonuclear explosion.
In [28], the maximum amount of charge in a compact star can be ~ [absolute value of G]M which is ~ 2.
The infalling material is accelerated by the intense gravitational field of the compact star and heated to millions of degrees, producing a luminous X-ray source.
x soulangeana, whose flowers are borne on bare stems and vary from white to pink to violet-purple, or the more compact star magnolia, M.
The teams used a particular kind of supernova, called type Ia supernova - an explosion of an old compact star that is as heavy as the sun but as small as the Earth.
In case of a neutron star or a white dwarf the emission originates from both the accretion disk and the surface of the compact star while in black hole binaries the only source of X-rays is the accretion disk.
In their article, they report that the erupting oddball matches a model in which a compact star called a white dwarf nabs a thick layer of helium from a companion star.
The scientists' calculations showed that the compact star is 15.
HR is a white dwarf, a dense compact star that has run out of fuel and is in the last stages of evolution.
In young-star accretion disks, accretion is the method by which protoplanets become planets, while in old-star accretion disks, it is the method by which an old, compact star captures material from a companion star.
Those with high surface brightness--typically compact star clusters and some planetary nebulae and galaxies--show up just fine from inferior sites.