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Strange new star created by colliding white dwarfs is like nothing we’ve seen before – CNET

The aftermath of a white dwarf collision shows a never-before-seen type of star in a neon green nebula.

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The central star in nebula IRAS 00500+6713 may be a new type. ESA’s XMM-Newtown X-ray telescope viewed the star and nebula, which glows green in this image.
ESA/XMM-Newton, L. Oskinova/Univ. Potsdam, Germany
Far, far into the future, our sun will become a white dwarf star, a dense, dead remnant of itself. There are many white dwarfs lurking out in the cosmos and, sometimes they collide. Astronomers think the merger of two white dwarfs may have produced a previously unseen type of star, a type of…

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