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NASA / JPL-CALTECH / T. PYLE (SSC) / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NASA / JPL-CALTECH / T. PYLE (SSC) / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Star within a stars danger zone. Computer illustration of a young star (centre) that lies within the 'danger zone' around a hot O-star (upper right). The radiation and winds from the O-star are boiling and blowing away the disk of planet-forming dust from around the younger cooler star. Without this disk this young star will not be able to produce planets.
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