Soon-to-be-Destroyed Planets Found Close to Their Stars

Three planets are discovered in distant star systems, and all of them are close to spiraling in toward their destruction, one in less than a million years.

IMAGE: An artist’s rendition of what a planetary system similar to TOI-2337b, TOI-4329b, and TOI-2669b might look like, where a hot Jupiter-like exoplanet orbits an evolved, dying star. CREDIT: Karen Teramura / University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy

Announced at last week’s AAS press conferences was the discovery of three planets that are teetering on the…

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Planetary scientist, podcast host. Communication specialist for SETI Institute and Planetary Science Institute. Journalist on the Weekly Space Hangout.

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