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Artist's Impression of a Massive Asteroid Belt in Orbit around a Star

Caption: This is an artist's impression of a massive asteroid belt in orbit around a star. The new work with SDSS data shows that similar rubble around many white dwarfs contaminates these stars with rocky material and water.

Credit: Image credit: NASA-JPL / Caltech / T. Pyle (SSC)

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