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These Weirdo Stellar Corpses Have Creamy Centers Filled with Exotic Quantum Liquids

by  Paul Sutter, LiveScience

These cosmic oddballs could put Earthly truffles to shame.

Billions of years from now, when the sun is in its final throes of death (that is, after it has already vaporized Earth), its helium core will collapse in on itself, shriveling into a tightly compressed ball of glowing gas called a white dwarf.

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Cosmic pile-up gives glimpse of how planets are made

by Helen Briggs and Paul Rincon, BBC News – Science & Environment

Astronomers say they have the first evidence of a head-on collision between two planets in a distant star system.

They believe two objects smacked into each other to produce an iron-rich world, with nearly 10 times the mass of Earth.

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