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As per the recent reports revealed, the renowned NASA Hubble telescope has captured implausible images of the dusty discs around the stars. The dust debris is formed as a result of the collision between leftovers following the recent planet formation, researchers said. The Hubble telescope captured the images of young stars that are 10 million years old and older stars that are at least 1 billion years old.
The NASA researchers said, “They are looking to see if they can find any unseen planets orbiting the stars.”
Glenn Schneider, one of the researchers from the University of Arizona said about the new phenomenon that; “It’s like looking back in time to see the kinds of destructive events that once routinely happened in our solar system after the planets formed.”
The researchers found a fascinating fact, using the Hubble telescope is that no dusty disks were the same. All the disks of dust around the stars are completely different. “The systems are not flat and one of the disks of dust has uniform surfaces. These are actually pretty complicated three-dimensional debris systems, often with embedded smaller structures,” Schneider said.
One of the stars, named HD 181327, has a massive spray of debris and dust surrounding it, the astronomers claimed. The astronomers believe that could be the result of two bodies colliding with each other. However, not all the irregularities they’ve seen in the dust disks come from the unseen planets in their vicinity, they added.
NASA’s Christopher Stark said that the dusty material on HD 181327 is not close to the host star. “Catastrophically destroying a massive object at such a large distance is difficult to explain, and it should be very rare,” he added.
The researchers said that the disks they’ve seen using the Hubble telescope might have been warped and twisted with unseen star material while interacting with each other. Using the Hubble telescope, the scientists were able to capture high-contrast images and could observe the debris system around the stars. Because of its distance, it was very difficult to capture images of the debris. Since 1995, only a few dozen pictures were captured of the dust debris around stars.