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Fraser
2007-Jan-13, 01:50 AM
Young stars and new planets go hand-in-hand. But that might not always be the case. An international team of astronomers have discovered a situation where material shed from a dying star is being captured into a planetary disk around a binary companion. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/01/12/planets-born-to-a-dying-star/)

ssegur
2007-Jan-13, 03:24 PM
Planets Born to a Dying Star ≡ Tears of a Dying Star

t@nn
2007-Jan-14, 12:29 AM
What would happen to any planets the companion already has? I'd imagine that any life there would be at risk (increased impacts from the new material).

Bobicus
2007-Jan-15, 10:22 PM
I recently read an article on Mira A, largely concerning its luminosity fluctuations. I believe Mira B is a white dwarf itself, and already has its own accretion disk.