One in a billion star

An international team of researchers, with the assistance of amateur astronomers, have discovered a unique binary star system: the first known such system where one star completely eclipses the other. It is a type of two-star system known as a Cataclysmic Variable, where one super dense white dwarf star is stealing gas from its companion star, effectively ‘cannibalising’ it.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-07-gaia-satellite-amateur-astronomers-billion.html#jCp

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