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Remnants of a Stellar

Most of us know or have at least heard of White dwarfs, but the concept of Black Dwarfs is relatively newer and less heard off. A black dwarf is a hypothetical stellar remnant, created when a white dwarf becomes sufficiently … Continue reading

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Supernova – A radiant process

In simple terms, a supernova is a stellar explosion. They are extremely radiant and can cause a burst of radiation which can briefly outshine an entire galaxy, before fading away from view over several weeks or months. During this period, … Continue reading

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The reason for “Glittering Diamonds” in the sky

“Twinkle Twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are.” I am sure you have wondered about the “little star”, but have you wondered why it twinkles like a “diamond” in the sky?? The main reason for this is earth’s … Continue reading

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Gigantic Balls of Fire

A red giant can be defined as a luminous giant star of low or intermediate mass (approximately 0.5-10 solar masses) that is in a late phase of stellar evolution. The outer atmosphere is puffed up and weak, making the radius … Continue reading

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