Star Swallows Planet: A Cosmic First Witnessed by Astronomers

Written by : Shreya Raghuvanshi

Historic event: Astronomers witness star devouring planet, a cosmic first.

Occurred 1,500 light-years away, in the constellation Cetus.

 Star, VVV-WIT-08, grew 10,000 times brighter during the event.

Theorized Roche limit: Planet disintegrated as it neared the star.

Observations suggest planet was gas giant, similar to Jupiter.

Discovery challenges our understanding of star-planet interactions.

Event may provide insight into the future fate of our solar system.

Researchers used data from various telescopes, including Kepler.

Study paves way for further investigation into similar phenomena.