Smaller white dwarf: its name is ZTF J1901 + 1458

Smaller white dwarf: its name is ZTF J1901 + 1458

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Smaller white dwarf: its name is ZTF J1901 + 1458

In the past few days it has been smallest but most massive white dwarf star ever seen from a group of astronomers coming from California Institute of Technology of Pasadena (CA, USA), from University of British Columbia of Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada), from University of California of Santa Cruz (CA, USA) and by University of Washington of Seattle (WA, USA).

According to the new study published on Thursday in the Nature magazine, the “very special” star has a mass greater than that of our sun, all enclosed in a body relatively small, of similar in size to our moon.

Smaller white dwarf: its name is ZTF J1901 + 1458