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A white dwarf, also called a degenerate dawrf, is a hot leftover core of a star the size of our Sun. In its evolutionary stage, the star has used up its nuclear fuel and collapsed to a very small size [1].

The faint glow of the star comes from stored theramal energy that it emits.

References

  1. ^ Baumann, Mary K.; Will Hopkins, Loralee Nolletti, Michael Soluri, Steven Hawking (foreword) and Ray Villard (astronomy consultant) (2007). Cosmos: Images From Here to the Edge of the Universe. London: Duncan Baird Publishers. ISBN 1844834761 Check |isbn= value: checksum (help).  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help); Check date values in: |access-date= (help);
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