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White dwarf stars are major source of carbon in the universe, claims study

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According to a new study, it has been revealed that white dwarf stars are major source of carbon in the Milky Way and other galaxies. All carbon atoms in the universe are made by stars, but astrophysicists debate whether the primary source of carbon is made when stars turn into white dwarfs or when massive stars explode as supernova. A white dwarf is the core left after a dying star has shed its surface into the stellar winds.