Photo of Comet Being Torn to Shreds Around a Dead Star (G29-38) #18756


#18756 Photo of Comet Being Torn to Shreds Around a Dead Star (G29-38) by JVPD
Royalty-free astronomy stock photo of a comet being torn to shreds around a dead star, or white dwarf, called G29-38. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope observed a cloud of dust around this white dwarf that may have been generated from this type of comet disruption. The findings suggest that a host of other comet survivors may still orbit in this long-dead solar system.

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech [0003-0710-2308-3433] by 0003

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