A dead star may have munched down on an icy exomoon

White dwarf

A white dwarf is the dense remnant of a useless star

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Astronomers could have discovered one of the best proof but for an exomoon – a moon in one other photo voltaic system – however we are able to’t see it straight as a result of it was eaten by its star three million years in the past.

Beth Klein on the College of California, Los Angeles, and her colleagues used the Keck Observatory in Hawaii to check GALEX J2339-0424, a white dwarf about 300 gentle years from Earth. White dwarfs are the dense remnants left behind after some stars exhaust their gasoline and broaden into crimson giants earlier than collapsing. …


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