Planet WASP-12b is on a death spiral, say scientists

January 15, 2020 - General

Earth is doomed — but not for 5 billion years. Our planet will be roasted as our sun expands and becomes a red giant, but the exoplanet WASP-12b, located 600 light-years away in the constellation Auriga, has less than a thousandth of that time left: a comparatively paltry 3 million years.

An artist created this illustration of the searing-hot gas planet WASP-12b and its star. A Princeton-led team of
astrophysicists has shown that…

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