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Dust Cloud Around the Star Fomalhaut

Caption: Many stars are enshrouded in a dust cloud that may hide undiscovered planets with conditions suitable to life. The star Fomalhaut, depicted in this artist's impression, was recently found to have a faint dust cloud in a region resembling the Main Asteroid Belt in our solar system that might harbor yet undetected planets.

Credit: ESA, NASA and L. Calcada/ESO

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