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Jupiter-like planet found orbiting its White Dwarf Star

A Jupiter-like planet found orbiting its White Dwarf Star in the Milky Way could offer evidence about what will happen in our solar system when Sun ultimately dies. The solar system is 6,500 light-years from here.

This is the first time ever the Astronomers have revealed the planetary system that looks like the projected fate of our solar system.

The team of astronomers finds out the solar system using W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea in Hawai.

The lead author of the study Joshua Blackman said that “While there is quite a lot of evidence of rocky planetary debris orbiting around white dwarfs, we have very few data points of intact planets,”

Jupiter-like planet found orbiting its White Dwarf Star

The planet knows as MOA-2010-BLG-477Lb, discovered it using a technique called gravitational microlensing. After looking for so many years for its host star with the help of the Keck II telescope, the astronomers determined it was orbiting a White Dwarf Star. The White Dwarf Star is too faint to detect directly.

The dying stars pour out dangerous radiation as they develop into a phase called red giants and bring up disturbances in their solar systems that could eliminate life. But still, there are some theoretical storylines that might save the residence of white dwarf systems.

Moreover, the existence of life around remains guesswork. We might get solid answers to our expressive questions through our next-generation telescopes, such as James Webb Space Telescope and the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope.