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Cosmos
Beta

Mass Accretion

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ability
Double the power of this module until end of turn.
BasE Power
4
guardian CaRD
Guardian

It grows larger, it grows hotter, channeling mass in a never-ending spiral.

Illustr. Alex Rommel © 2022 Universität Innsbruck

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Mass accretion occurs when two stars are so close that one of them absorbs mass from the outer layers of the other. The stolen matter swirls around the strongest star, in a brightly shining whirlpool of molecules and cosmic dust. A small but dense neutron star can easily devour a red giant. This fatal dance intertwines their destiny and may result in a supernova, a tremendous explosion that destroys them both.

Illustr. Alex Rommel © 2022 Universität Innsbruck

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