star without hydrogen


A Desiccated Star

a: Star without hydrogen ~
b: a dry fish

What: "But what makes them really special is that their spectral lines show *little or no hydrogen*. Since most of the universe is made of hydrogen, a star without hydrogen is like a dry fish. How can this be?"

Writer: John Baez
Date: Nov 12 2012 4:15 PM

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