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Stars that eat planets can start spinning so fast they rip apart

20 Sep 2019, 12:56 UTC
Stars that eat planets can start spinning so fast they rip apart NASA/ESA/G. Bacon

Stars sometimes bite off more than they can chew. When a star devours a planet, it can have strange effects on the star, including causing it to start falling apart. Understanding those effects could help us figure out how different kinds of planetary systems are formed.

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