Jupiter-like planet survived the death of its star without harm

Artists illustration of Jupiter-like planet orbiting white dwarf star W. M. Keck Observatory/Adam Makarenko
Astronomers have a glimpse into the future with this giant Jupiter-like planet, which survived the death of its star.

The first sighting of the planet was in 2010. However, Joshua Blackman from the University of Tasmania and his colleagues confirmed that the planet orbits a white dwarf. This is a stellar remnant left after stars like our sun run out of energy to burn.

White has been the location of Jupiter-like planets.