Supernova Progenitor HD265435
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Astronomers led by a team from Warwick University have found a binary star which they believe is heading towards a supernova. Light variations from the system (called HD265435) indicate that the larger star is distorted into a teardrop shape by its dense, white dwarf companion. Eventually, as more and more material is pulled from the giant star towards the white dwarf, the latter will reach critical mass and will explode as a type 1A supernova.

Title: Supernova Progenitor HD265435

Category: Stars & Nebulae

Date: Jun 2021

Client: University of Warwick

Medium: Photoshop

Keywords: accretion Adobe Photoshop astrophysics binary star binary system disc HD265435 HD 265435 HMXB press release progenitor star supernova University of Warwick white dwarf X-ray binary X-rays

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