Archives for December, 2016

What’s Out There

What’s out there? The nearest known white dwarf is Sirius B, at 8.6 light years, the smaller component of the Sirius binary star. There are currently thought to be eight white dwarfs among the hundred star systems nearest the Sun. maximum mass for a non-rotating white dwarf, the Chandrasekhar limit—approximately 1.46 M  –  This […]