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2020-08-17: How Stars Destroy Each Other

  • 03:30: They result when denser streams of matter hit the white dwarf and flare due to heat, but do not produce the storm of fusion of the classical nova.
  • 03:40: But as Dr Shara discovered, it turns out that dwarf novae are just what classical nova do between those bigger explosions.
  • 03:57: That placed it exactly where those royal astronomers saw their classical nova.
  • 04:21: 50 or so classical novae go off in our galaxy every year.
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