Planet and dust around AU Microscopii

Planet and dust around AU Microscopii

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Credit: NASA/ESA/STSCI/G.BACON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Extrasolar planet around the star AU Microscopii, artwork. AU Microscopii is known to be surrounded by a disc of dust and debris from collisions between asteroids, comets and young planets. Such a disc is strong evidence that planets will form or have formed around the star. AU Microscopii lies around 32 light years from Earth in the constellation Microscopium.

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Keywords: alien, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, au microscopii, dust disc, extrasolar, illustration, moon, planet, protoplanetary, space, star

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