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Herschel spots comet massacre around nearby star

ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory has studied the dusty belt around the nearby star Fomalhaut. The dust appears to be coming from collisions that destroy up to thousands of icy comets every day. Herschel Fomalhaut Fomalhaut is a young star, just a few hundred million years old, and twice as massive as the Sun. Its dust [continue reading]