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Planet found orbiting white dwarf star

9 December 2019

A Neptune-like planet has been found orbiting a white dwarf star, a star which is nearing the end of its life. Dr Ingo Waldmann (UCL Physics & Astronomy) explains how white dwarf stars work and why this is a significant discovery.

Listen: BBC Radio 5’s ‘5 Live Science’ (from 16 mins 10 secs)