A Jovian analogue orbiting a white dwarf star.

  title={A Jovian analogue orbiting a white dwarf star.},
  author={Joshua W. Blackman and J. P. Beaulieu and David P. Bennett and Camilla Danielski and Christophe Alard and Andrew A. Cole and Aikaterini Vandorou and Cl{\'e}ment Ranc and Sean K. Terry and A Bhattacharya and Ian A. Bond and Etienne Bachelet and Dimitri Veras and Naoki Koshimoto and Virginie Batista and Jean Baptiste Marquette},
  volume={598 7880},
Studies1,2 have shown that the remnants of destroyed planets and debris-disk planetesimals can survive the volatile evolution of their host stars into white dwarfs3,4, but few intact planetary bodies around white dwarfs have been detected5-8. Simulations predict9-11 that planets in Jupiter-like orbits around stars of ≲8 M☉ (solar mass) avoid being destroyed by the strong tidal forces of their stellar host, but as yet, there has been no observational confirmation of such a survivor. Here we… Expand

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