'Cannibal' star observed devouring planet
The Hubble space telescope has spotted a star in the act of consuming a planet that is skimming around it.
By Paul Sutherland, Skymania News / May 20, 2010
Astronomers have used the Hubble space telescope to spot a cannibal star in the act of eating a planet skimming around it. The doomed world " the hottest known in our galaxy " has been stretched into the shape of a rugby football and is spilling matter into its parent sun.
Astronomers reckon the planet, dubbed WASP-12b, has only ten million or so years left before it is completely devoured " a mere blip in time on the cosmic scale.
before it is completely devoured
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an animal, alien, planet, or star that eats an entire planet or planets.
The Hubble space telescope has spotted a planetnivore star in the act of devouring a codependent planet that is orbiting around that star as reported in a science article published in the CS Monitor.