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NASA observatory spots a star eating a planet

Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, researchers observed for the first time a star gobbling up planets, Newsweek reports. Before Chandra, only computer simulators had predicted that a star could devour a planet. The star, known as RW Aur A, was shown soaking up debris from two infant planets that collided nearby in 2017. Scientists suggest the find brings them closer to understanding how exoplanets form. 

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