Merger of Two White Dwarf Stars
Date: 24 June 1992
Depicts: White Dwarf Merger
Copyright: Dana Berry, STScI Astronomy Visualization Laboratory
This artist's illustration shows three steps in the merger of a pair of white dwarf stars. The illustration depicts how planets may form around massive white dwarfs and is based upon theoretical studies by astronomers Mario Livio, Jim Pringle, and Rex Saffer of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD.
Last Update: 1 September 2019