white dwarf star :
- n a faint star of enormous density
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- White Dwarf Study Shows Nature’s Constants May Not Be So Constant
Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of astronomers wrote in the journal Physical Review Letters they were able to test a controversial theory about the constants of nature. The team studied a distant white dwarf star using the Hubble Space Telescope to measure the strength of the electromagnetic force, or alpha, one of the four fundamental forces that shape ...
July 5, 2013 - redOrbit
- White dwarf star throws light on possible variability of a constant of Nature
Astronomers have studied a distant star where gravity is more than 30,000 times greater than on Earth to test the controversial theory that one of the constants of Nature is not a constant. The researchers used the Hubble Space Telescope to measure the strength of the electromagnetic force -- known as alpha -- on a white dwarf star. The results do not contradict the variable-constant theory.
July 4, 2013 - Science Daily
- White Dwarf Morphs into Massive Pulsing Crystal
Astronomy lets us peer into some of the strangest corners of physics in a way that are incredibly hard (or impossible) to reproduce in a laboratory setting. For example, a recent discovery of pulsations from a massive white dwarf star … Continue reading ?
July 3, 2013 - Discovery News