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Rocky Ring of Debris Around Vega
Ssc2013 02a

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (IPAC)

Artwork • January 8th, 2013 • ssc2013-02a


This artist's concept illustrates an asteroid belt around the bright star Vega. Evidence for this warm ring of debris was found using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory, in which NASA plays an important role.

About the Object

Interplanetary Body > Asteroid
Star > Circumstellar Material > Disk > Debris