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For the first time, researchers have discovered a planet orbiting what's left of an exploded star, New Scientist reports. The planet, which is similar in size to Jupiter, is about 12,000 light-years away from Earth, and locked in an extremely close orbit with its white dwarf sun.

Finding an intact planet orbiting a white dwarf raises questions about how it survived the star's evolution into a white dwarf.

By observing the system, researchers were able to determine that the planet and star formed around the same time and the planet survived the star's death.

The findings, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, show that planets can survive this incredibly violent phase of stellar evolution and support the theory that more than half of white dwarfs likely have similar planets orbiting them.

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Source - https://www.science.org/content/article/scientists-just-found-planet-circling-dead-star?https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/14/world/white-dwarf-giant-jupiter-exoplanet-scn/index.html

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A MESS

this could be us, but the sun is too young  :pray:

Генерал Марина Абрамовић
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RAMROD

The planet just can't move on yet. Let it grieve, you guys :bradley:

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ✧*:・゚ 𝔹𝕖𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕀𝕟 𝕋𝕠𝕥𝕒𝕝 ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕝 𝕆𝕗 ℍ𝕚𝕞𝕤𝕖𝕝𝕗 (*´艸`*) ♡♡♡
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