A giant planet candidate transiting a white dwarf.

@article{Vanderburg2020AGP,
  title={A giant planet candidate transiting a white dwarf.},
  author={Andrew M. Vanderburg and Saul A. Rappaport and Siyi Xu and Ian J. M. Crossfield and Juliette C. Becker and Bruce L. Gary and Felipe Murgas and Simon Blouin and Thomas G. Kaye and Enric Pall{\'e} and Carl Melis and Brett M. Morris and Laura Kreidberg and Varoujan Gorjian and Caroline V. Morley and Andrew W. Mann and Hannu Parviainen and Logan A. Pearce and Elisabeth R. Newton and Andreia Carrillo and Ben Zuckerman and Lorne A. Nelson and Gregory R. Zeimann and Warren R. Brown and Ren{\'e} Tronsgaard and Beth L. Klein and George R. Ricker and Roland K. Vanderspek and David W. Latham and Sara Seager and Joshua N. Winn and Jon M. Jenkins and Fred C. Adams and Bj{\"o}rn Benneke and David A. Berardo and Lars A. Buchhave and Douglas A. Caldwell and Jessie L. Christiansen and Karen A. Collins and Knicole d. Col'on and T. Daylan and John P. Doty and Alexandra E. Doyle and Diana Dragomir and Courtney D. Dressing and P. Dufour and Akihiko Fukui and Ana Glidden and Natalia M. Guerrero and Xueying Guo and Kevin Heng and Andreea I. Henriksen and Chelsea X. Huang and Lisa Kaltenegger and Stephen R. Kane and John Arban Lewis and Jack J. Lissauer and Farisa Y. Morales and Norio Narita and Joshua A. Pepper and Mark E. Rose and Jeffrey C. Smith and Keivan G. Stassun and Liang Yu},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2020},
  volume={585 7825},
  pages={
          363-367
        }
}
Astronomers have discovered thousands of planets outside the Solar System1, most of which orbit stars that will eventually evolve into red giants and then into white dwarfs. During the red giant phase, any close-orbiting planets will be engulfed by the star2, but more distant planets can survive this phase and remain in orbit around the white dwarf3,4. Some white dwarfs show evidence for rocky material floating in their atmospheres5, in warm debris disks6-9 or orbiting very closely10-12, which… 

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