January 14, 2013

White Dwarf Stars Feed on Planets

Lisa Grossman, NewScientist

AP Photo

As the old, bloated star neared death, it started to devour its planets – and they were delicious. Even after it had collapsed into a small, white corpse, the craving for planets continued. It spun restlessly, an undead star fixated on getting another taste of those rocky little worlds. At last, its patience was rewarded.

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