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Contact: Fred Lewsey
University of Cambridge

An Artist's Concept Illustrates the Preferred Model for Explaining ALMA Observations of Beta Pictori

Caption: At the outer fringes of the system, the gravitational influence of a hypothetical giant planet (bottom left) captures comets into a dense, massive swarm (right) where frequent collisions occur.

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Francis Reddy

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