Artist’s impression of the WDJ0914+1914 system

This illustration shows the white dwarf WDJ0914+1914 and its Neptune-like exoplanet. Since the icy giant orbits the hot white dwarf at close range, the extreme ultraviolet radiation from the star strips away the planet’s atmosphere. While most of this stripped gas escapes, some of it swirls into a disc, itself accreting onto the white dwarf.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Auðkenni:eso1919a
Tegund:Uppdráttur
Útgáfudagur:Des 4, 2019, 19:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1919
Stærð:5055 x 3099 px

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Nafn:WDJ0914+1914
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Flokkur:Exoplanets
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