Astronomers find Sun-like star that devoured its own planets

Astronomers find Sun-like star that devoured its own planets
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Astronomers have discovered that a Sun-like star lurking around 350 light-years away consumed the rocky equivalent of 15 Earths.

New York : Astronomers have discovered that a Sun-like star lurking around 350 light-years away consumed the rocky equivalent of 15 Earths.

Dubbed Kronos after the child-eating Titan of Greek mythology, the star is the clearest and most dramatic case yet of a Sun-like star consuming its own planets, said Semyeong Oh, astrophysicist at Princeton University in New Jersey and lead author of the study.

Oh, was analysing a catalog of new star data collected by the European Space Agency's Gaia spacecraft for pairs of stars with similar speeds and trajectories.
"Even if our Sun ate the entire inner solar system, it wouldn't come close to the anomaly we see in this star," study co-author David Hogg from the Flatiron Institute in New York added.

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