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Giant gas planet orbiting a dead star gives glimpse into the predicted aftermath of our sun’s demise. Astronomers have discovered the very first confirmed planetary system that resembles the expected fate of our solar system, when the Sun reaches the end of its life in about five billion years.

Planet Discovered That Survived Its Star’s Death: A Crystal Ball Into Our Solar System’s Future

Planet Discovered That Survived Its Star’s Death: A Crystal Ball Into Our Solar System’s Future – SciTechDaily

Studies1,2 have shown that the remnants of destroyed planets and debris-disk planetesimals can survive the volatile evolution of their host stars into white dwarfs3,4, but few intact planetary bodies around white dwarfs have been detected5–8. Simulations predict9–11 that planets in Jupiter-like orbits around stars of ≲8 M☉ (solar mass) avoid being destroyed by the strong tidal forces of their stellar host, but as yet, there has been no observational confirmation of such a survivor. Here we report the non-detection of a main-sequence lens star in the microlensing event MOA-2010-BLG-477Lb12 using near-infrared observations from the Keck Observatory. We determine that this system contains a 0.53 ± 0.11 M☉ white-dwarf host orbited by a 1.4 ± 0.3 Jupiter-mass planet with a separation on the plane of the sky of 2.8 ± 0.5 astronomical units, which implies a semi-major axis larger than this. This system is evidence that planets around white dwarfs can survive the giant and asymptotic giant phases of their host’s evolution, and supports the prediction that more than half of white dwarfs have Jovian planetary companions13. Located at approximately 2.0 kiloparsecs towards the centre of our Galaxy, it is likely to represent an analogue to the end stages of the Sun and Jupiter in our own Solar System. The authors show not only that planetary bodies around white dwarfs can survive but also that more than half of white dwarfs might have Jovian planetary companions.Nature - The authors show not only that planetary bodies around white dwarfs can survive but also that more than half of white dwarfs might have Jovian planetary companions.

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The Jupiter-size planet orbits a type of star called a white dwarf, and hints at what our solar system could be like when the sun burns out.The Jupiter-size planet orbits a type of star called a white dwarf, and hints at what our solar system could be like when the sun burns out.

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How will the Solar System die? It's a hugely important question that researchers have speculated a lot about, using our knowledge of physics to create complex theoretical models.How will the Solar System die? It's a hugely important question that researchers have speculated a lot about, using our knowledge of physics to create complex theoretical models.

This Dead Star Is The Best Glimpse Yet at The Future of Our Solar System

Experts from Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand found the gas giant, dubbed MOA2010BLG477Lb, was able to survive the death of its host star.Experts from Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand found the gas giant, dubbed MOA2010BLG477Lb, was able to survive the death of its host star.

Huge Jupiter-sized planet is discovered orbiting a dead star | Daily Mail Online

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An international team of astronomers led by scientists from Leiden University has for the first time characterized a dust disk surrounding a young super-Jupiter, which is either a giant planet or brown ...

Astronomers see dust disk around young super-Jupiter

Deep in the solar system, between Jupiter and Neptune, lurk thousands of small chunks of ice and rock. Occasionally, one of them will bump into Jupiter's orbit, get caught and flung into the inner solar ...

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And it gives us a peek at what to expect when our own sun dies.And it gives us a peek at what to expect when our own sun dies.

Astronomers discover a planet that survived its home star exploding - CNET

The Jupiter-size world narrowly avoided destruction as its star ballooned during its death throes—just as our sun is expected to do in about five billion years.The Jupiter-size world narrowly avoided destruction as its star ballooned during its death throes—just as our sun is expected to do in about five billion years.

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Astronomers have discovered the very first confirmed planetary system that resembles the expected fate of our solar system, when the Sun reaches the end of its life in about five billion years.

A crystal ball into our solar system's future

A distant gas giant found orbiting a white dwarf star suggests outer planets in our solar system might survive the sun’s demiseA distant gas giant found orbiting a white dwarf star suggests outer planets in our solar system might survive the sun’s demise

What will happen after the sun dies? ‘Serendipitous’ discovery gives clues | Space | The Guardian

A new planet is the first ever discovered that is orbiting a white dwarf and resembles Jupiter in both its mass and its distance from its star.

A Jupiter-like planet has been found orbiting a white dwarf star | Science News

An international team of astronomers reports on the first discovery of a planet orbiting unscathed around a white dwarf.White dwarfs are the end process of stars roughly the size of our Sun. Once the hydrogen in their core is consumed they’ll swell up, slowly losing the oute

Newly Discovered Giant Exoplanet Managed To Survive The Death Of Its Star | IFLScience

For the first time ever, astronomers have astrophysical evidence that Jupiter and many other planets will survive the death of the Sun.For the first time ever, astronomers have astrophysical evidence that Jupiter and many other planets will survive the death of the Sun.

We've spotted a planet surviving its dying star – here's what it tells us about end of our Solar System

We've spotted a planet surviving its dying star – here's what it tells us about end of our Solar System

This three-star system is located about 1,300 light-years away, perched on the constellation of Orion. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.comThis three-star system is located about 1,300 light-years away, perched on the constellation of Orion. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

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Astronomers using Maunakea’s W.M. Keck Observatory on the Big island have discovered the first confirmed planetary system that resembles the expected fate of our solar system, when the Sun reaches the end of its life in about five billion years, according to a study published in today’s issue of the journal Nature. 

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The planet, situated 6,500 light years away, is like Jupiter in size and relative location. The discovery indicates that some of our solar system's planets could survive the death of the Sun.The planet, situated 6,500 light years away, is like Jupiter in size and relative location. The discovery indicates that some of our solar system's planets could survive the death of the Sun.

Astronomers discover first planet that survived its star’s death, still orbits white dwarf

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Scientists have spotted a Jupiter-like exoplanet orbiting a dead star that was once like our Sun..Scientists have spotted a Jupiter-like exoplanet orbiting a dead star that was once like our Sun..

Planet orbiting a dead star previews our own solar system's fate | Engadget

New Zealand astronomers were involved in an exciting new discovery within the depths of the Milky Way.New Zealand astronomers were involved in an exciting new discovery within the depths of the Milky Way.

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A distant star and planet have given astronomers a glimpse of what our Solar System may look like when the Sun runs out of fuel and dies.A distant star and planet have given astronomers a glimpse of what our Solar System may look like when the Sun runs out of fuel and dies.

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When our sun enters its death throes in about 5 billion years, it will incinerate our planet and then dramatically collapse into a dead ember known as a white dwarf. But the fate of more distant planets, such as Jupiter or Saturn, is less clear. On Wednesday in the journal Nature, astronomers reported observing a tantalizing preview of our solar system’s afterlife: a Jupiter-size planet orbiting a white dwarf some 6,500 light years from here. Known as MOA-2010-BLG-477Lb, the planet occupies a coWhen our sun enters its death throes in about 5 billion years, it will incinerate our planet and then dramatically collapse into a dead ember known as a white dwarf. But the fate of more distant planets, such as Jupiter or Saturn, is less clear. On Wednesday in the journal Nature, astronomers reported observing a tantalizing preview of our solar system’s afterlife: a Jupiter-size planet orbiting a white dwarf some 6,500 light years from here. Known as MOA-2010-BLG-477Lb, the planet occupies a co

Astronomers Found a Planet That Survived Its Star's Death