NASA discovers planet close to white dwarf

Video Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
Published on September 17, 2020 - Duration: 00:24s

NASA discovers planet close to white dwarf

Astronomers have found what could be the first intact planet closely orbiting a white dwarf.

A NASA satellite and a retired space telescope found the Jupiter-sized object.


NASA discovers planet close to white dwarf

PLANET - - CLOSELY ORBITING AWHITE DWARF.A NASA SATELLITE AND A RETIREDSPACE TELESCOPE FOUND THEJUPITER-SIZED OBJECT.IT'S ABOUT SEVEN TIMES LARGERTHAN THE WHITE DWARF -- WHICHIS THE DENSE LEFTOVER OF ASUN-LIKE STAR.SCIENTISTS SAY WHEN WHITEDWARFS ARE CREATED THEY USUALLYDESTROY NEARBY PLANETS...SO THIS IS UNUSUAL.THANK YOU FOR MAKING US A PART

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