Artist's impression of the engulfment of a planet

Artist's impression of the engulfment of a planet. Although this sounds like the recipe for a dramatic science-fiction story, there is observational evidence that planets may fall into their host stars.

Credit:

Gabi Perez /IAC

About the Image

Id:eso0118a
Type:Artwork
Release date:9 May 2001
Related releases:eso0118
Size:1772 x 2318 px

About the Object

Name:HE 1523-0901
Type:Milky Way : Planet
Milky Way : Star
Distance:90 light years
Category:Illustrations

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