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Oct 5, 2020

Astronomy Cast Ep. 580: Exploding Dwarfs

By Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

So you think that a white dwarf star is the end of a stellar life, and it's all downhill from there, a long, slow cool down towards the end of everything. But in some situations even dead stars can get exciting again, briefly becoming some of the brightest objects in the Universe. And maybe, just maybe, the last exciting thing that'll ever happen in the Universe.