Kepler-1568b and its star (IMAGE) Princeton University Caption Ashley Chontos, Princeton's Henry Norris Russell Postdoctoral Fellow in Astrophysics, was part of a team discovering that Kepler-1658b is spiraling to its doom around its aging star, providing a chance to learn more about the fate of other worlds as their solar systems evolve. Chontos also led 2019 effort to confirm that this object was an exoplanet, not the false positive it had believed to be for a decade. Credit Illustration by Gabriel Perez Diaz/Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Usage Restrictions Editorial use only License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.