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GD 362

The white dwarf GD 362 has rings like our Saturn. These formed, when 100 000 to one million years ago a large asteroid came close to it and got disrupted.
Further outside there could still be some old planets.

Constellation: Hercules
Age as a White Dwarf: 900 million years
Distance: 150 light-years
Spectral class: DA
Visual magnitude: 15.7

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