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The odd, fiery planet is so close to its star and so large that it is triggering tremendous plasma tides on the star.
The result: an ever-closer tango of death, with the planet eventually spiraling into the star.
It's a slow death.
"It's causing its own destruction by creating these tides," Hellier said.
The star is called WASP-18 and the planet is WASP-18b because of the Wide Angle Search for Planets team that found them.
The planet circles a star that is in the constellation Phoenix and is about 325 light-years away from Earth, which means it is in our galactic neighborhood.
The planet is 1.9 million miles from its star, 1/50th of the distance between Earth and the sun, our star.
Its size — 10 times bigger than Jupiter — and its proximity to its star make it likely to die, Hellier said.
Think of how the distant moon pulls Earth's oceans to form twice-daily tides.
Like most planets outside our solar system, this planet was not seen directly by a telescope. Astronomers found it by seeing dips in light from the star every time the planet came between the star and Earth.
So far astronomers have found more than 370 planets outside the solar system.
It's so unusual to find a suicidal planet that University of Maryland astronomer Douglas Hamilton questioned whether there was another explanation.
The answer will become apparent in less than a decade if the planet seems to be further in a death spiral, he said.
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