Artist’s impression of two white dwarf stars destined to merge and create a Type Ia supernova

This artist’s impression shows the central part of the planetary nebula Henize 2-428. The core of this unique object consists of two white dwarf stars, each with a mass a little less than that of the Sun. They are expected to slowly draw closer to each other and merge in around 700 million years. This event will create a dazzling supernova of Type Ia and destroy both stars.

Autorska prava:

ESO/L. Calçada

O slici

Id:eso1505a
Tip:Ilustracija
Datum objavljivanja:9. februar 2015. 17:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1505
Veličina:4878 x 3049 px

O objektu

Naziv:Hen 2-428
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
Kategorija:Illustrations

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