A surprisingly cool star that has been lifeless for greater than 10 billion years incorporates ranges of some parts that point out it ate its personal planets
5 November 2022
A surprisingly cool star absorbed its planets billions of years earlier than Earth even existed.
Final yr, astronomers noticed a white dwarf star about 90 gentle years from us. White dwarfs are the remnants of lifeless stars which have ceased to hold out nuclear fusion, however this one, WD J2147-4035, gave the impression to be a lot cooler than most white dwarfs. Its comparatively chilly temperature indicated that it was about 10 billion years outdated – a lot older than different stars in its galactic neighbourhood.
Now, Abbigail Elms …