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Cataclysm VI

A cataclysmic binary is a close-binary star system consisting of red dwarf (bottom) in orbit around a white dwarf. The proximity of the latter and its powerful gravity distorts the red dwarf. It gas flows away from it and plunges towards and around the white dwarf, where it forms a so-called accretion disc.

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Name: Cataclysm VI

Category: Stars & Nebulae

Medium: Photoshop

Date: 2008

Client: Personal

Tags: accretion accretion disc binary star cataclysmic red dwarf star white dwarf