When a White Dwarf Turned into a Thermonuclear Fireball


  • Astronomers have spotted the X-ray flash that precedes a nova. The brief flare is the first sign of a white dwarf erupting into a nuclear-fusion fireball.
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    Published: May 11
    Category: Astronomy & Observing News
    Author: Monica Young