NASA’s Kepler K2 Mission Discovers Planet-Destroying White Dwarf Star

An international team of astronomers has uncovered evidence of a minor planet being torn apart as it spirals around WD 1145+017, a white dwarf located approximately 570 light-years from Earth in the constellation Virgo. The evidence for this strange system came from NASA’s repurposed Kepler telescope, known as the K2 mission. The data revealed a [...] —> Read More