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First, great show.  I listen to it often, especially when I am working out at the gym.

Also, what happens when a star with planets disintegrates?  Do the planets just go off until capture by another star or they are ejected from the galaxy?  If they are ejected from the galaxy, what happens to such planets?

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What happens to the planets when a star explodes?
« Reply #1 on: 12/06/2009 20:21:18 »
My guess is that near planets would be vaporized. Their remnants would probably be in the shock-wave nebula; but I am not an expert; just guessing.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 09/02/2014 19:47:08 »
When Andromeda collides with the Milky Way Galaxy sometime in the next four billion years, there is a 50% chance our solar system will be ejected from the newformed Milk-dromeda Galaxy (ref:Wikipedia, Milky Way-Andromeda Collision)
 

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