black dwarf

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black dwarf

n.
The remains of a white dwarf star after it has expended all of its energy and is no longer emitting detectable radiation.

black′ dwarf′


n.
See under white dwarf.

black dwarf

The celestial object that remains after a white dwarf has used up all of its energy and no longer gives off detectable radiation. See Note at dwarf star.
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Schwarzer Zwerg
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I can see them now, sweeping over the lawns at Melbury House, in their flounces and furbelows, so calm and stately and imperial (and the monkey and the little black dwarf following behind), as if nothing mattered in the world but to be beautiful and kind.
But you don't need to totally (or even partially) keep up with Cox as he's burbling on about the arrow of time, the second law of ther modynamics, entropy and red, white and black dwarfs to derive pleasure from this series.
An American astronomer named Shiv Kumar first predicted these strange objects might exist in 1963, and he called them black dwarfs.