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ESA/Hubble heic1510: Retirement in the suburbs — Hubble traces the migration of white dwarfs in cluster 47 Tucanae. Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have, for the first time, collected a census of young white dwarf stars beginning their migration from the crowded centre of an ancient star cluster to its less populated outskirts. The new results ...

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ESA/Hubble News
14 May 2015

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have, for the first time, collected a census of young white dwarf stars beginning their migration from the crowded centre of an ancient star cluster to its less populated outskirts. The new results challenge our ideas about how and when a star loses its mass near the end of its life.

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1510/

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14 May 2015




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