KIC 1255b: Astronomers Observe Giant Dust Tail of Disintegrating Exoplanet

Using the ULTRACAM instrument on the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope, a group of astronomers led by Jakub Bochinski of Open University in Milton Keynes, UK, has observed a massive, comet-like tail of dust coming from the low-mass terrestrial exoplanet KIC 12557548b. KIC 12557548b, also known as KIC 1255b, is located in the constellation Cygnus, about [...] —> Read More Here


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