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Exocomet Family | Space Wallpaper

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This space wallpaper is an artist’s impression of exocomets orbiting the star Beta Pictoris. (Image credit: ESO/L. Calcada)

This space wallpaper is an artist’s impression of exocomets orbiting the star Beta Pictoris. Astronomers analysing observations of nearly 500 individual comets made with the HARPS instrument at ESO’s La Silla Observatory have discovered two families of exocomets around this nearby young star.

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