It is now developing into a red giant and will one day end as a white dwarf.
Complex life should not have developed so close to a white dwarf.
With a mass 2.32 times that of the Sun, this star will end its life as a white dwarf.
Our sun should become a white dwarf in about five billion years.
The type is followed by a number giving the white dwarf's surface temperature.
The Sun's own destiny, in about 5 billion years, is to die and become a white dwarf.
The white dwarf can be seen as the bright dot near the photo's center.
The estimated cooling age of the white dwarf is 500 million years.
"Another space construction is coming into view around the white dwarf."
Such a star later came to be known as a white dwarf.