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Exoplanets Are Sacrificing Moons to Their White Dwarf Overlords

29 Mar 2017, 16:44 UTC
Exoplanets Are Sacrificing Moons to Their White Dwarf Overlords NASA, ESA, and Z. Levy (STScI)
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As if paying tribute, exoplanets orbiting white dwarfs appear to be throwing their exomoons into hot atmospheres of these stellar husks. This fascinating conclusion comes from a recent study into white dwarf stars that appear to have atmospheres that are “polluted” with rocky debris.

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