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Universe: A planet like Jupiter survived the star’s death without harm

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Illustration of an artist on a planet like Jupiter orbiting a white dwarf

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The giant Jupiter-like planet that survived the star’s cataclysmic death provided astronomers with a preview of the distant future of our solar system.

The planet known as MOA-2010-BLG-477Lb was first discovered in 2010, but is now Joshua Blackman The University of Tasmania, Australia and his colleagues have confirmed that it orbits a white dwarf. The wreckage of a star left behind when our sun-like stars ran out of burning fuel.

Planets like Jupiter There are spots around the white …

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2293447-jupiter-like-planet-survived-the-death-of-its-star-without-harm/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=home Universe: A planet like Jupiter survived the star’s death without harm

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