The Swallowing of Planets by Giant Stars
Find a nice MPEG animation thanks to ESO press release
"The engulfment of a planet by its host star" Artist's impression, prepared by Gabi Perez (IAC).
Credits to Gabi Perez and the IAC.
Some Press Release
- Big star ate my planet... New Scientist, June 5, 1999, 162, No. 2189, p. 24
- Stars can swallow their children Nature News, August 26, 1999
- When Stars Cause Indigestion Space Daily, November 12, 1999
- Bloated Stars Swallow Giant Planets STScI press release, August 12, 1999
- A Star Explodes and Devours Its Planets; at Least That's One Theory The New York Times, June 6, 2006