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.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:eso1544b
Type:Artwork
Release date:11 November 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1544
Size:8760 x 5000 px

About the Object

Name:SDSS J122859.93+104032.9
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : White Dwarf
Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk : Debris
Distance:450 light years
Category:Illustrations

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