1 Classical Nova, 2 Black Holes, & 4 Brown Dwarfs
These objects did not walk into a bar. They did, however, generate science.
One Classical Nova
One of the recurring themes in this show… and in the universe … is stellar cannibalism. As we’ve said before, it is a star-eat-star universe out there. Exactly what happens when one star gravitationally pulls material off its companion depends on the mass of the cannibal. If it is a black hole, we get an amazing light show as material works its way past the event horizon. On the other end of the mass spread, a hungry white…