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Dead Stars 'Polluted with Planet Debris

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:04 PM

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Finds Dead Stars 'Polluted with Planet Debris


www.nasa.gov said:

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found the building blocks for Earth-sized planets in an unlikely place-- the atmospheres of a pair of burned-out stars called white dwarfs.

These dead stars are located 150 light-years from Earth in a relatively young star cluster, Hyades, in the constellation Taurus. The star cluster is only 625 million years old. The white dwarfs are being polluted by asteroid-like debris falling onto them.    

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:15 PM

So that's how the Earth will end: as debris impacting on a dying star.

Someone should write a poem about it.






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