Another Kuiper Belt Discovered Around Nearby Star

A nearby star system has been discovered sporting its own Kuiper belt -- a region populated with ancient icy comets and asteroids.

May 18, 2016
8:38 PM EDT
Colorized ALMA image of the ring of comets around the sun-like star HD 181327. The white contours represent the size of our solar system's Kuiper Belt. | Amanda Smith/University of Cambridge