Dead star demolishes planet – offering a glimpse into how the Earth could end its days

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Abstract

Astronomers have made the first direct discovery of a white dwarf star being orbited by a disintegrating minor planet that will ultimately collide into it. The observation, made by the Kepler space telescope, offers a glimpse into what could happen to the Earth in a few billion years as the Sun, like most stars, becomes a white dwarf.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2015

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