A White Dwarf’s Surprise Planetary Companion

Illustration of the WD 1856 system, which includes the binary stars G 229-20 A and B, and the possible path a massive object may have taken through the system. Such an encounter could explain how WD 1856 b shifted closer to the white dwarf.


NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Release date:Sept. 15, 2020, 6:44 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2023
Duration:19 s
Frame rate:29.97

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