Doom-spiraling exoplanet will someday meet fiery demise

Like a golf ball circling a hole, the planet Kepler-1658b is getting closer and closer to falling in — into its star, that is. 

Scientists observing the exoplanet have noticed its orbital period around its mature or “evolved” parent star is shrinking over time, indicating that the planets inching closer to a fatal collision with its star.

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