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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.

G29-38 System Web Pages

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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)

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/astronomy/born_again_020207.html

Dust Disk Viewed by Spitzer (2004)

Dust Disk Result of Asteroid Collisions (2006)

http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2006/jan/HQ_06009_Comet_Survivors.html http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/061222_wdwarf_disk.html
http://skytonight.com/news/3311101.html?page=1&c=y

G29-38 System Fun Links

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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