For the very first time, scientists have become able to capture a spectacular image of a dying star that is in the process of eating a planet. Astronomers observed a giant planet, the size of a Jupiter, being swallowed by its star.
Moment Captured For First Time
A group of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and the California Institute of Technology has said that they have observed the first instance of a planet being swallowed by its star, despite having previously witnessed planets right before and after being destroyed by stars.
Earth Will Face The Same Fate
According to the lead author of the study, Kishalay De, our earth is gradually moving towards the same fate but he doesn’t see it in the near future. Researchers said that our earth will face the same fate in no less than 5 billion years.