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J075141 and J174140: Doubling Down With Rare White Dwarf Systems

22 Dec 2013, 15:32 UTC
J075141 and J174140: Doubling Down With Rare White Dwarf Systems
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Source: Chandra In the middle of the twentieth century, an unusual star was spotted in the constellation of Canes Venatici (Latin for "hunting dogs"). Years later, astronomers determined that this object, dubbed AM Canum Venaticorum (or, AM CVn, for short), was, in fact, two stars. These stars revolve around each other every 18 minutes, and […]

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