: a very small cooled remnant of white dwarf that emits no detectable light
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Recent Examples on the WebThese positrons would ever-so-slowly destroy some of the electrons in a black dwarf’s center and weaken its degeneracy pressure.
Adam Mann, Science | AAAS, 11 Aug. 2020 But eventually, these relics cool off and become a black dwarf.
Adam Mann, Science | AAAS, 11 Aug. 2020 These tiny, denser stellar husks eventually fade into elusive black dwarf stars, which are nearly undetectable by astronomers.
Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 13 June 2020 Right before either going supernova or turning into a black dwarf, dying stars turn into white dwarves.
Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 1 Apr. 2020
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