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.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.