Some Star Just Ripped Apart Halley’s Comet’s Brother

Here’s your daily reminder that the final frontier is ruthless: For the first time ever, scientists have spotted a comet-like object getting torn apart by a white dwarf star. Thankfully, this pugnacious little star — called WD 1425+540 — is located 170 lightyears away from Earth in the constellation Boötes, which may or may not be a piece of IKEA furniture. Read More >>