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New discovery finds starving white dwarfs are binge eaters

New findings on old favorites. AAVSO and Kepler data enable a new study of MV Lyrae, which was published in the journal Nature. “We have seen episodes of strong flares of accretion interrupted by periods with no evidence of accretion. This sporadic activity is best explained by the presence of a strong magnetic field comparable to that of 1000 fridge magnets”  the lead author, Dr Scaringi, said.

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