Artist's animation of a binary with a white dwarf

This artist's animation shows a two-star system where one of the components is a normal star and the other is a white dwarf, which appears surrounded by a disc of gas and dust. A white dwarf in a two-star system can steal material, mostly hydrogen, from its companion star if they are close enough together.


ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Video

Release date:20 April 2022, 17:00
Related releases:eso2207
Duration:18 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary

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