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Two Exocomet Families Found Around Baby Star System

Scientists have found two families of comets in the developing Beta Pictoris star system, located about 64 million light-years from Earth, including one group that appears to be remnants of a smashed-up protoplanet.

Published On 10/22/2014
1:00 PM EDT
Observations of Beta Pictoris b, a massive exoplanet that orbits the star Beta Pictoris about as far as Saturn orbits the sun. | ESO