What will happen after the sun dies? ‘Serendipitous’ discovery gives clues


A distant gas giant found orbiting a white dwarf star suggests outer planets in our solar system might survive the sun’s demise


A Jupiter-sized planet has been found orbiting a white dwarf star in the Milky Way, providing clues as to what will happen in our solar system when the sun eventually dies.

An international team of astronomers observed the phenomenon, which forms when a star runs out of nuclear fuel to burn, and dies.

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Tags: Space, Science, Australia news, The Sun

Source:  https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/oct/14/what-will-happen-after-the-sun-dies-serendipitous-discovery-gives-clues



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