G29-38 System

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The first White Dwarf found to have a dust disk in 1987 and remains the only one detected for a long time. This disk is now believed to be the result of an asteroid collision.

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Reported to be a Variable White Dwarf (1974)

G29-38 System In the News

First Dust Disk Detected Around a White Dwarf Star (1987)

UCLA researchers Ben Zuckerman and Eric Becklin first spotted the ring of debris.

Dust Disk Planets Simulated (Feb 2002)

Dust Disk Viewed by Spitzer (2004)

Dust Disk Result of Asteroid Collisions (2006)

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System Factoids

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G29-38 Star Factoids

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Planet Kuiper Belt Star Factoids

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Map of G29-38 System

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