Can life survive a star's death? Webb telescope can reveal the answer

Researchers Investigate If There’s Life After a Star’s Death

The finding of the first transiting giant planet orbiting a white dwarf, dubbed WD 1856 + 534b, indicates the existence of planets around white dwarfs.  The planet is a gas giant and can't support life. But its existence indicates that...

Researchers Discover the First Pulsating White Dwarf in a Binary Star System

​International research led by astronomers from the University of Sheffield and Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias​ has found a pulsating star in a binary star system, which will enable them to gain important data of the way stars like our...

Unexplainable: Astronomers Discover Massive Planet Near a White Dwarf Star

Astronomers have discovered, for the first time, proof of a massive planet rotating around a small, lifeless white dwarf star. The planet is similar in size with Neptune, and, to the surprise of the discoverers, it is over four times...