Cosmic 'Death Star' is Vaporizing an Entire Planet

October 22, 2015 10:13 AM

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For the first time ever, astronomers have caught a "death star" destroying a planet. They've discovered a large, rocky object disintegrating in its death spiral around a distant white dwarf star.

"This is something no human has seen before," said Andrew Vanderburg, one of the researchers, in a news release. "We're watching a solar system get destroyed."

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