Panel 3

When enough gas accumulates on the white dwarf's surface it explodes as a nova outburst. Most of the hot gas forms a pair of expanding bubbles above and below the equatorial disk.

Credit:

NASA & ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9932g
Type:Artwork
Release date:24 August 1999, 15:00
Size:263 x 371 px

About the Object

Name:Symbiotic star
Type:• Unspecified : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Giant
• Unspecified : Star : Evolutionary Stage : White Dwarf
• Unspecified : Star : Grouping : Binary
• X - Stars Images/Videos


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