White dwarfs


White dwarfs

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar astronomy

White dwarfs



Although white dwarfs are not “main sequence” stars, not included in the theory of stellar evolution described by Arthur Eddington and others in 1920, they are thought to be the final evolutionary state of over 97% of stars in our galaxy.

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