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Cosmic exhumation

Binary star systems known as cataclysmic variables can exhibit violent explosions called novae. Observations of a system hundreds of years after a nova reveal details about the long-term effects of such explosions. See Letter p.558

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Figure 1: Schematic of the cataclysmic variable that produced Nova Scorpii 1437.

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Shore, S. Cosmic exhumation. Nature 548, 526–527 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/548526a

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