Science in a Minute 030819 Sun in the Distant Future Will Form Crystal Core

March 08, 2019 04:16 PM
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Astronomers say they have found definitive evidence that White Dwarf stars form crystal cores made of metallic oxygen and carbon. A white dwarf is a star that is in its final phase of dying before becoming a black dwarf, a cold and lifeless hunk of rock, trillions of years later. Scientists expect that, in about 10 billion years, our own Sun will also become a white dwarf and then later a black dwarf star.