Friday, July 13, 2012

The Great Empty

Astronomers have pinpointed scores of stars that have planet-making dust clouds circling them. They are seen as young orbs crossing the threshold. But last year, star TYC 824126521 that had had a huge healthy cloud of dust hurling around lost its cloud. Whether the star devoured it or sent the dust hurling into the deeps of space we don't know.

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Image Caption: Artist's conceptualization of the dusty TYC 8241 2652 system as it might have appeared several years ago when it was emitting large amounts of excess infrared radiation. Credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA artwork by Lynette Cook.


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