EF Eridanus 500 Million Years Ago

Onset of mass transfer some 500 million years ago when the donor object (right), began losing mass to the compact yet more massive white dwarf companion (left). At the time of this illustration, the star system appeared much brighter in optical light than it does today.

Credit:

Gemini Observatory/NSF/AURA/J. Lomberg

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Id:gemini0405c
Type:Artwork
Release date:Oct. 5, 2004, 8 p.m.
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Size:864 x 668 px

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