Detecting Life on Planets that Orbit White Dwarf Stars

28/02/2013 04:18

by Amanda Doylefor Astrobiology Magazine
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Feb 27, 2013

A white dwarf is a dead star that slowly cools down until it fades into oblivion. Yet it has been predicted that habitable planets can orbit a white dwarf. If we can somehow detect these planets, would we also be able to spot signs of life? [Read more] ...