The discovery, described in the journal Nature, offers a unique look at a nova in action, and could give us a much more complex picture of how these explosions occur.
Novae are the result of a little interstellar teamwork between two gravitationally bound stars: a small white dwarf and its larger nearby companion. White dwarfs are older, more "evolved" stars that are packing the mass of the sun into an Earth-sized body. This tiny, dense star can leech hydrogen fr...
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