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What would a black dwarf be like?

  1. Sep 14, 2007 #1
    What would a white dwarf be like after a long enough time that it had cooled to 70 degrees F and emitted no visible light?
     
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  3. Sep 14, 2007 #2
    I think you've covered it, actually. It would be pretty cold and wouldn't emit much light. It would just be a dense, spinning ball. Occasionally something might crash into it, and get squished to a pulp. Pretty boring to a first approximation.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2007 #3

    Astronuc

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    Dark! :biggrin:
     
  5. Sep 17, 2007 #4

    mgb_phys

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    A giant charcoal briquette is the best description I heard.
     
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