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G29-38

The white dwarf is surrounded by a dust disk, which in its composition reminds of the comets in our solar system. Maybe the dead star still is orbited by many ancient comets. Possible near planets would have been swallowed by the star long ago during its red-giant-phase.

Constellation: Pisces
Age as white dwarf: 500 million years
Distance: 46 light-years
Spectral class: DA
Visual magnitude: 13.03
Mass: 0.69 * Sun

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