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Stellar waltz with dramatic ending: Extremely rare fusion of two white dwarfs identified

Stellar waltz with dramatic ending: Extremely rare fusion of two white dwarfs identified

Astronomers have identified an unusual celestial object. It is most likely the product of the fusion of two stars that died a long time ago. After billions of years circling around each other these so-called white dwarfs merged and rose from the dead. In the near future, their lives could finally end -- with a huge bang.

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