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Repeating nova RS Ophiuchi generated gamma radiation for a month after its latest explosion

Astronomers detected gamma radiation coming from the binary system RS Ophiuchi for a month after the thermonuclear explosion. This star system contains a small white dwarf and a red giant. According to a new study the radiation was emitted from winds of the secondary red giant star accelerated by the nova explosion.

Nova RS Ophiuchi



Related stars in catalogue

Star Star type Distance
(light years)
Exoplanets
part of star image
part of star image
RS Ophiuchi A White Dwarf 7380.8
part of star image
part of star image
RS Ophiuchi B Red giant 7380.8
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