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News Release 84 of 967

May 9, 2013 10:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-18

Hubble Finds Dead Stars 'Polluted' with Planet Debris

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Image: Digitized Sky Survey Image of White Dwarf Stars in Hyades Cluster

Digitized Sky Survey Image of White Dwarf Stars in Hyades Cluster

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The Hyades is the nearest open star cluster to our solar system, at 150 light-years from Earth. This image is a color composite of red- and blue-filter observations from the ground-based Digitized Sky Survey. The Hubble Space Telescope's Cosmic Origins Spectrograph was used to study the spectrum of two white dwarfs that are cluster members.

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Credit: NASA, STScI, the Digitized Sky Survey, and Z. Levay (STScI)

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