A pulsating white dwarf in an eclipsing binary

  title={A pulsating white dwarf in an eclipsing binary},
  author={Steven G. Parsons and Alexander Brown and Stuart P. Littlefair and V S Dhillon and Thomas R. Marsh and J. J. Hermes and A G Istrate and Elm{\'e} Breedt and Martin J Dyer and Matthew J. Green and David I Sahman},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
White dwarfs are the burnt-out cores of Sun-like stars and are the fate of 97 per cent of the stars in our Galaxy. The internal structure and composition of white dwarfs are hidden by their high gravities, which causes all elements apart from the lightest ones to settle out of their atmospheres. The most direct method of probing the inner structure of stars and white dwarfs in detail is via asteroseismology. Here we present a pulsating white dwarf in an eclipsing binary system, enabling us to… Expand

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