White Dwarf Stars Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
White Dwarf Stars
Description:
This Hubble image (hi-res version) shows the star Sirius and its companion, a collapsed star called a white dwarf. In x-rays, the relative intensities of Sirius and the companion are reversed--see Sirius A and B. For more on white dwarfs, see White Dwarfs & Planetary Nebulas from the Chandra X-ray Observatory and SolStation's Sirius 2.
Image:
image credit: NASA, H. Bond and E. Nelan (STScI), M. Barstow and M. Burleigh (Univ. of Leicester), and J. Holberg (Univ. of Arizona); <a href="http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/36/"_blank">image source</a>
image credit: NASA, H. Bond and E. Nelan (STScI), M. Barstow and M. Burleigh (Univ. of Leicester), and J. Holberg (Univ. of Arizona); image source
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/Siriusvisiblelarge8-16-061.jpg
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February 1, 2007 - February 14, 2007