The story of the insatiable star that swallowed 15 Earths

There are stories in the stars, so they say, and the story of Kronos is a doozy. Astronomers from Princeton noticed some marked chemical differences between the star and its binary partner, Krios, and on closer inspection they determined the most likely cause: Kronos has devoured the equivalent of 15 Earths... Continue Reading The story of the insatiable star that swallowed 15 Earths Category: Space Tags: Planet Princeton University Stars Related Articles: Termites vs. plants: Mystery of desert "fairy circles" solved "SodaStream" technique delivers low-cost, filter-free water purification Princeton is building a better selfie "Solid" light reveals new insights about quantum mechanics Massless particle discovery could radically accelerate electronics Gaia

The story of the insatiable star that swallowed 15 Earths

There are stories in the stars, so they say, and the story of Kronos is a doozy. Astronomers from Princeton noticed some marked chemical differences between the star and its binary partner, ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Gizmag

Devourer of planets? Researchers dub star 'Kronos'

In mythology, the Titan Kronos devoured his children, including Poseidon (better known as the planet Neptune), Hades (Pluto) and three daughters.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Devourer of planets? Princeton researchers dub star ‘Kronos’

Sun-like star Kronos shows signs of having ingested 15 Earth masses worth of rocky planets, prompting Princeton astronomers to name it after the Titan who ate his children.

Mon 16 Oct 17 from Astrobiology Magazine

Devourer of planets? Princeton researchers dub star ‘Kronos’, Thu 12 Oct 17 from Science Blog

Astronomers find sun-like star that ate its own planets

Researchers have found a sun-like star that swallowed enough rocky planets to equal 15 Earths.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from UPI

A Star that Devoured its Own Planets

NewsA devourer of worlds lurks around 350 light-years away. According to a recent study comparing the chemical composition of a pair of sunlike stars, one of the stars has consumed the rocky ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Laboratory Equipment

A star that devoured its own planets

New York NY (SPX) Oct 17, 2017 A devourer of worlds lurks around 350 light-years away. According to a recent study comparing the chemical composition of a pair of sunlike stars, one of the ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from SpaceDaily

A star that devoured its own planets, Thu 12 Oct 17 from Eurekalert

Devourer of planets? Astronomers dub star 'Kronos'

'Kronos' is enhanced in metals and other rock-forming elements but not in volatiles, prompting a team of researchers to conclude that it absorbed as much as 15 Earth masses worth of rocky planets. ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from ScienceDaily

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