Confirmation of a second planet around the star m2 Scorpii would indicate the first planetary system to have a pending supernova.
A planet, and an object likely to be a planet, orbits around a heavy star so massive that it will end its life in a spectacular explosion. The pair could be the first planetary system yet to be discovered around a star destined to form a supernova1.
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