Citizen Scientist Finds Old White Dwarf with Rings, Puzzling Astronomers | Digital Trends

Leave it to an amateur to upset the applecart

A citizen scientist, astronomy enthusiast Melina Thévenot, working with NASA’s Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project has made a remarkable discovery: the oldest known white dwarf star with multiple dust rings. This discovery calls into question conventional wisdom about how white dwarfs form.

Source: Citizen Scientist Finds Old White Dwarf with Rings, Puzzling Astronomers | Digital Trends

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