Apr 12

Herschel spots comet massacre around nearby star

Source: ESA

Herschel’s image of Fomalhaut.
Image credits: ESA/Herschel/PACS/Bram Acke, KU Leuven, Belgium.

ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory has studied the dusty belt around the nearby star Fomalhaut. The dust appears to be coming from collisions that destroy up to thousands of icy comets every day. (read more)


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