Monday, April 15, 2013

Kappa Coronae Borealis

Kappa Coronae Borealis, based on Herschel PACS observations at 100 μm. North is up and east is left. The star is in the center of the frame (not visible in this graphic) with an excess of infrared emission detected around it, interpreted as a dusty debris disc containing asteroids and/or comets. The inclination of the planetary system is constrained at an angle of 60º from face-on.

Image credit: ESA/Bonsor et al (2013)

Note: For more information, see Retired Star Found with Planets and Debris Disk.

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