A white dwarf burnt-out star and a brown dwarf wannabe star have been found in mutual orbit. This fascinating system has had a turbulent past, and its future evolution could be just as spectacular.
This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution
Subscribe to this journal
Receive 51 print issues and online access
$199.00 per year
only $3.90 per issue
Rent or buy this article
Get just this article for as long as you need it
Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout
Maxted, P. F. L., Napiwotzki, R., Dobbie, P. D. & Burleigh, M. R. Nature 442, 543–545 (2006).
Ritter, H. & Kolb, U. Astron. Astrophys. 404, 301–303 (2003).
King, A. R. Q. J. R. Astron. Soc. 29, 1–25 (1988).
Kolb, U. & Baraffe, I. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 309, 1034–1042 (1999).
Howell, S. B., Nelson, L. A. & Rappaport, S. Astrophys. J. 550, 897–918 (2001).
Politano, M. Astrophys. J. 604, 817–826 (2004).
Howell, S. B. et al. Astrophys. J. (in the press).
Schmidt, G. D. et al. Astrophys. J. 630, L173–L176 (2005).
Rights and permissions
About this article
Cite this article
Liebert, J. A dwarf-eats-dwarf world. Nature 442, 520–521 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/442520a
This article is cited by
Astrophysics in 2006
Space Science Reviews (2007)