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A dwarf-eats-dwarf world

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.

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Figure 1: Degenerate dwarfs.


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Liebert, J. A dwarf-eats-dwarf world. Nature 442, 520–521 (2006).

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