What is another word for white dwarf star?
9 synonyms found
[ wˈa͡ɪt dwˈɔːf stˈɑː], [ wˈaɪt dwˈɔːf stˈɑː], [ w_ˈaɪ_t d_w_ˈɔː_f s_t_ˈɑː]
A white dwarf star is a small, dense object formed from the remnant core of a star that has exhausted its nuclear fuel. There are a few synonyms used to describe this unique phenomenon in space. One such term is degenerate dwarf, which refers to the fact that white dwarfs are supported by the degeneracy pressure of their constituent electrons rather than the thermal pressure of their cores. Another synonym is stellar cinder, which evokes the image of a burnt-out star that has been reduced to its core. Lastly, some scientists refer to white dwarfs as compact stars since they have high densities and a size comparable to that of Earth. Regardless of the terminology used, white dwarfs remain fascinating objects of study for astronomers and astrophysicists alike.
What is a white dwarf star?
Is the sun a white dwarf star?
Are white dwarf stars dying?
What happens to a white dwarf star when it dies?
What is the biggest white dwarf star?