Space Art Original Paintings
Joe Tucciarone

Nova

Nova, Joe Tucciarone, white dwarfs, Milky Way galaxy, binary star system, Space Art, original painting

by Joe Tucciarone

White dwarfs are among the tiniest and dimmest stars in our Milky Way galaxy. Yet under the right conditions they can flare up and blaze many thousands of times brighter than normal.

An average star will eventually become a feeble white dwarf after exhausting its nuclear fuels. However, a white dwarf in a binary star system may attract the gases necessary for nuclear fusion from its stellar companion.

The brightness of the white dwarf increases dramatically when this gas is ignited on its surface and it may briefly outshine all but the most brilliant stars in our galaxy.

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Acrylic on canvas panel.
22x28 image 24x30 framed
Call 1-800-727-NOVA to purchase, or for more information.
(AZ residents charged 8.6% sales tax)

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