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Recent observations with the Gaia satellite have confirmed that the cores of cooling white dwarf stars undergo crystallization, as predicted half a century ago.

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Fig. 1: The white-dwarf luminosity function derived by Tremblay et al.

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Van Horn, H.M. The crystallization of white dwarf stars. Nat Astron 3, 129–130 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41550-019-0695-1

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