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Contact: Rob Gutro
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Changing Dust Density and the Growth of Structure in this Simulated Debris Disk

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Caption: Watch the changing dust density and the growth of structure in this simulated debris disk, which extends about 100 times farther from its star than Earth's orbit around the sun. At left, the disk is seen from a 24-degree angle; at right, it's face-on. Lighter colors show higher dust density.

Credit: NASA Goddard/W. Lyra (JPL-Caltech), M. Kuchner (Goddard)

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