Watery Asteroid Found Around Dying Star, Potential Habitable Planet Ingredient
Astronomers have found the remains of a large, water-soaked asteroid orbiting a superdense dying star, suggesting that planets capable of supporting life may once have existed in the system.
The researchers found signs of a rocky surface and lots of water in the atmosphere of a white dwarf star called GD 61, marking the first time that these two critical ingredients of a potentially habitable planet have been found together beyond Earth’s solar system.
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Watery Asteroid Found Around Dying Star, Potential Habitable Planet Ingredient

Astronomers have found the remains of a large, water-soaked asteroid orbiting a superdense dying star, suggesting that planets capable of supporting life may once have existed in the system.

The researchers found signs of a rocky surface and lots of water in the atmosphere of a white dwarf star called GD 61, marking the first time that these two critical ingredients of a potentially habitable planet have been found together beyond Earth’s solar system.

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