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

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 16:22
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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.