Double the rubble: Nearby star system has two asteroid belts

Epsilon Eridani hosts an inner asteroid belt and planet arranged like those in the solar system

9:58am, October 27, 2008

In the annals of planethood, astronomers consider the star Epsilon Eridani a member of the fabulous four. Along with Fomalhaut, Beta Pictoris and Vega, Epsilon Eridani is one of the first four stars scientists have found that has an icy ring of debris, an indication that the star has begun the process of forming planets.

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