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What does WD stand for?

WD stands for White Dwarf

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Washington, April 25 ( ANI ): The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), set to be launched by NASA in 2018, will be capable of detecting oxygen and water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a white dwarf after only a few hours of observation time-much more easily than for an Earth-like planet orbiting a Sun-like star, say researchers.
Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics (CfA) say life could be detected within the next 10 years on planets orbiting white dwarf stars.
Most scientists say Type 1a supernovae are formed when a white dwarf star -- the collapsed remnant of an old star -- becomes unstable after it exceeds its weight limit.
The 127 contributions are organized into eight sections: white dwarf structure and evolution; white dwarf mass distribution and luminosity function; white dwarfs in stellar clusters and the galactic halo; white dwarfs in large surveys; atmospheres, abundances and magnetic fields; white dwarf dust disks and planetary systems; white dwarfs in binaries; and variable white dwarfs.