1. Which DSOs does this image depict (note the size difference of the two objects)?
2. These DSOs are progenitors of what type of binary star system?
3. These DSOs are potentially progenitors of what two types of explosions? Briefly describe each explosion type.
1. J075141 and J174140.
2. AM CVn binary system.
3. Type Ia Supernovae - the heavier white dwarf accretes enough mass to surpass the Chandrasekhar limit of 1.4 solar masses, accumulating enough pressure and exploding.
.Ia supernovae - the explosion occurs only on the surface of the star, leaving it simply damaged. The explosion is 1/10 the brightness of a Type Ia supernovae.
A .Ia supernova isn't necessarily 1/10th the brightness, only a 'fraction' of the brightness. Also, the explosions are thermonuclear driven, not simply pressure driven. Otherwise correct.
Ladue Science Olympiad (2014ish-2017)
A wild goose flies over a pond, leaving behind a voice in the wind.
A man passes through this world, leaving behind a name.