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Dwarf Nova

(flash of a cataclysmic variable star)

A Dwarf Nova is the flash of a type of Cataclysmic Variable Star (CV) (a White Dwarf accreting matter from a binary companion) when it has accreted sufficient matter to ignite. The term is also used to refer to the star.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_nova

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