A Map of Kronos and Krios (image) Simons Foundation Share Print E-Mail Caption Planet-eating star HD 240430, nicknamed Kronos, and its binary twin HD240429, nicknamed Krios, are about 350 light-years away from Earth. Astrophysicists estimate that Kronos has consumed around 15 Earth masses of rocky material. Credit Data source: STScI Digitized Sky Survey Usage Restrictions None. Share Print E-Mail 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.