New way to weigh a white dwarf: Use Hubble Space Telescope

New way to weigh a white dwarf: Use Hubble Space Telescope

his drawing shows the observed versus actual positions of a distant star whose light is distorted by the curvature of space around a heavy star that is between the distant star and the observer.

This drawing shows the observed versus actual positions of a distant star whose light is distorted by the curvature of space around a heavy star that is between the distant star and the observer. In this case, the observer is the Hubble Space Telescope.

IMAGE: NASA, ESA, and K. Sahu (STScI)
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