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June 24, 1992 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1992-18

Merger of Two White Dwarf Stars

June 24, 1992: This artist's illustration shows three steps in the merger of a pair of white dwarf stars. The illustration depicts how planets may form around massive white dwarfs and is based upon theoretical studies by astronomers Mario Livio, Jim Pringle, and Rex Saffer of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD.


Credit: Dana Berry, STScI Astronomy Visualization Laboratory