ESOcast 212 Light: First Giant Planet around White Dwarf Found

published 6 months ago by European Southern Observatory

Researchers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have, for the first time, found evidence of a giant planet associated with a white dwarf star. The planet orbits the hot white dwarf, the remnant of a Sun-like star, at close range, causing its atmosphere to be stripped away and form a disc of gas around the star.

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