Red giant and white dwarf stars


Red Giant & White Dwarf Stars. Artwork shows a red giant star giving off material to a white dwarf star, possibly a neutron star. Periodically the mass of the white dwarf reaches critical mass and explodes off the excess material as a nova. In the foreground a small asteroid orbits the red giant.

Credit: Steve Munsinger / Science Source

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