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LAMOST discovered pre-low-mass white dwarf binary
Chinese astronomers from the National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) have used spectroscopic data from LAMOST and P200/DBSP and multi-band photometric data from Catalina and Zwicky Transient Facility to discover a binary system containing an extremely low-mass...
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Unexpected shape of the kilonova explosions
A new study has revealed that kilonovas – massive cosmic explosions created when neutron stars collide – are spherical, not flattened discs as previously believed. Kilonovas are crucial in our understanding of cosmic evolution as they create heavy elements such as...
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A star that changed the universe
I have been saying for years that every photograph of the cosmos, even the seemingly uninteresting ones, contains a hidden “secret”. M31 is probably the most amateur-photographed object in the night sky. So exploited and postcard-perfect that nobody clicks on...
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