HR 8799
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Four planets locked in a perfect rhythm around a nearby star (HR 8799) are destined to be pin-balled around their Solar System when their Sun eventually dies, according to a study led by the University of Warwick that peers into its future. Astronomers have modelled how the change in gravitational forces in the system as a result of the star becoming a white dwarf will cause its planets to fly loose from their orbits and bounce off each other's gravity, like balls bouncing off a bumper in a game of pinball.

Title: HR 8799

Category: Exoplanets

Date: Jun 2021

Client: University of Warwick

Medium: Photoshop, 3DS Max

Keywords: 3DS_Max Adobe Photoshop crescent phase exoplanet HR 8799 main-sequence press release star University of Warwick

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