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published by the Goddard Space Flight Center
This NASA site provides information about white dwarfs, produced when stars like our Sun exhaust their nuclear fuel and blow off much of their mass. The site contains an explanation of the composition of white dwarf stars and the processes that create their immense density. Additional links include an online quiz, cool facts, frequently asked questions, and other resources.
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- Stars
= Neutron Stars and White Dwarfs
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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 This resource was a Physics To Go feature from February 1, 2007 until February 14, 2007. View the feature here!

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Keywords: nebulae, neutron
Record Creator: Metadata instance created January 25, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Aug 09, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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November 1, 2006
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White Dwarf Stars. (2006, November 1). Retrieved April 20, 2024, from Goddard Space Flight Center:
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Goddard Space Flight Center. White Dwarf Stars. Greenbelt: Goddard Space Flight Center, November 1, 2006. (accessed 20 April 2024).
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