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Disc Around the Young Star T Cha

Caption: This artist's impression shows the disc around the young star T Cha. Using ESO's Very Large Telescope this disc has been found to be in two parts, a narrow ring close to the star and the remainder of the disc material much further out. A companion object, seen in the foreground, has been detected in the gap in the disc that may be either a brown dwarf or a large planet. The inner dust disc is lost in the glare of the star on this picture.

Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

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