Water seen in rubble around star

Debris was part of an asteroid that held the ingredients for habitable planets

PLANET BUILDER  The immense gravity of a white dwarf star, GD 61, shattered a water-laden asteroid (shown in an artist’s conception) into a cloud of debris.

© Mark A. Garlick, space-art.co.uk, Univ. of Warwick and Univ. of Cambridge

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