Can life survive a star's death? Webb telescope can reveal the answer

Researchers Investigate If There’s Life After a Star’s Death

The finding of the first transiting giant planet orbiting a white dwarf, dubbed WD 1856 + 534b, indicates the existence of planets around white dwarfs.  The planet is a gas giant and can't support life. But its existence indicates that...

A White Dwarf Fell Pray To A Black Hole That It Orbits

An astronomer believes that he discovered a stellar corpse, commonly referred to as a white dwarf sending out dashes of light, SOS signals from its dangerously close orbit of a black hole. Unfortunately for the white dwarf, the black hole...

This Black Hole Keeps Biting From A White Dwarf In Its Orbit

According to recent reports, an astronomer believes that he spotted a stellar corpse known as a white dwarf that's sending out blazes of light - these are a sort of mayday signals from the close orbit of a black hole....

Red Giant Star Manages to Survive Close Call With Black Hole

An incredibly rare close shave between a red giant star and a black hole has been photographed by a powerful scientific instrument operated by both NASA and ESA. The happening unveils a major quarter in a cosmic story that will...

Astronomers Spotted 100 Double Dwarf Stars Thanks To The ELM Survey

A new study reveals the identity of 0,00001% of the double white dwarf that exist in our galaxy. This doubles the number of the ones known until now. We are still far from knowing everything, but step by step, we...

Pulsar Star Orbits A White Dwarf In A ‘Tornado’ Of Warped Spacetime

In a galaxy far far away, a used-to-be a star and a never-been one became a couple. In astronomical terms, a pulsar orbits a white dwarf. And this is something out of the ordinary, for what is known about the...

White Dwarf Star Has Sulfur on Its Surface, Scientists Revealed

White dwarfs are cores of the stars, which were once very similar to the Sun. At some point, these stars simply used all of the lighter elements which fueled their existence and flared up into a bloated giant and then...