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News Release 08-073

Astronomers Discover New Type of Pulsating White Dwarf Star

Discovery helps solve riddle of where the carbon white dwarfs come from, and what happens to their hydrogen and helium

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Image showing light output for pulsating carbon white dwarf star.

The image shows the changes in light output over time of the first-discovered pulsating carbon white dwarf star.

Credit: K. Williams/ T. Jones/ McDonald Obs

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