NASA Missions Spy First Possible ‘Survivor’ Planet Hugging White Dwarf Star

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 10:20 in Astronomy & Space

Portal origin URL: NASA Missions Spy First Possible ‘Survivor’ Planet Hugging White Dwarf StarPortal origin nid: 464447Published: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 16:22Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: An international team of astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and retired Spitzer Space Telescope has reported what may be the first intact planet found closely orbiting a white dwarf, the dense leftover of a Sun-like star, only 40% larger than Earth.Portal image: In this illustration, WD 1856 b, a potential Jupiter-size planet, orbits its dim white dwarf star every day and a half.

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