Episode Title

Kronos the Planet Eater

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Series Title

Walkabout the Galaxy

Keywords

Kuiper Belt Object

Disciplines

Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics

Description

Stars have a voracious appetite, gobbling up most of the stuff in their immediate neighborhood, leaving just a few scraps to make planets. Sometimes, though, even the planets do not escape the stellar maw. In this episode of Walkabout, the astroquarks discuss a neat observation that shows a star likely gobbled several rocky worlds at some point in its past. Plus, help NASA name a Kuiper Belt Object, and find out the link between the planet eater and Greek mythology in this episode's trivia.

Date Created

11-17-2017

Item Type

Podcast

Type

article

Length of Episode

42:00

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