Life on Earth-like planets: Binary, sun-like stars show where not to look for life in space (VIDEO).

What We Can Learn From Stars That Eat Earth-Like Planets (Video)    

What We Can Learn From Stars That Eat Earth-Like Planets (Video)    

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June 9 2014 5:16 PM

Beware the Planet Eaters

Some hungry stars have already wiped out nearby Earth-like planets conducive to life.

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Astronomers at Vanderbilt University have found that when hunting for life-friendly planets, it might be best to skip systems where stars have eaten potential Earths.