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Dead Star Warps Light of Red Star Artist Animation

Jet Propulsion Laboratory2013-04-04

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

This artist concept depicts an ultra-dense dead star, called a white dwarf, passing in front of a small red star. NASA planet-hunting Kepler was able to detect gravitational lensing by measuring a strangely subtle dip in the star brightness.

Details

  • Title: Dead Star Warps Light of Red Star Artist Animation
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech
  • Date Created: 2013-04-04
  • Rights: JPL

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