Artist’s rendition of a newly discovered Jupiter-like exoplanet orbiting a white dwarf, or dead star. This system is evidence that planets can survive their host star’s explosive red giant phase and is the very first confirmed planetary system that serves as an analog to the fate of the Sun and Jupiter in our own solar system. Credit: W. M. Keck Observatory/Adam Makarenko
Giant gas planet orbiting a dead star gives glimpse into the predicted aftermath of our sun’s demise.
Astronomers have discovered the very first confirmed planetary system that resembles the expected fate of our solar …