Artist’s impression comparing the disc of material around SDSS J1228+1040 and Saturn

An artist's impression of the debris disc around the white dwarf SDSS J1228+1040 (left) at the same scale as Saturn and its rings (right). While the white dwarf in SDSS J1228+1040 has about seven times smaller diameter than Saturn, it has a mass 2500 times greater.

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Mark Garlick (www.markgarlick.com) and University of Warwick/ESO/NASA/Cassini

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Auðkenni:eso1544b
Tegund:Uppdráttur
Útgáfudagur:Nóv 11, 2015, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1544
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Nafn:SDSS J122859.93+104032.9
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : White Dwarf
Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Debris
Fjarlægð:450 ljósár
Flokkur:Illustrations

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