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Astronomers discover dark past of planet-eating 'Death Star'


December 15, 2016

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An international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Chicago, has made the rare discovery of a planetary system with a host star similar to Earth's sun. Especially intriguing is the star's unusual composition, which indicates it ingested some of its planets. Illustration by Gabi Perez / Instituto de Astrofísica de CanariasFull Story

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