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A red giant star and a less evolved star orbiting nearby. The giant star expelled material which formed a disc around it. The other star also has a disc. This is the first time a disk of an aged star was directly observed with this detail. It is not clear if disks like these can lead to planetary formation.

IRAS 08544-4431 System Web Pages[]

IRAS 08544-4431 System In the News[]

Dust Around Aging Double Star (2016)[]

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