One-Third of Stars Eat Their Planets

James Maynard
Sep 1 · 3 min read

Occasionally, stars eat their planets, and a new study out of Italy shows that behavior is far more common than astronomers thought.

Stars eat their planets more often than we thought, a new study reveals. Nom nom! Image credit: The Cosmic Companion

Astronomers have long known that a fraction of stars eat their planets under certain conditions. However, this was thought to be a fairly rare occurrence, but new research suggests these events may be far more common than thought.