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October 10, 2013 02:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-38

Water-rich Planetary Building Blocks Found Around White Dwarf

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: GD 61, WD 0435+410
Object Description: White Dwarf Star System
Position (J2000): RA: 04h 38m 39s.39
Dec: +41° 09' 32".51
Constellation: Perseus
Distance: 150 light-years (50 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description:

The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12474: B. Gänsicke (University of Warwick), D. Koester (University of Kiel), J. Farihi (University of Cambridge), and J. Girven (University of Warwick).

The science team includes: J. Farihi (University of Cambridge), B. Gänsicke (University of Warwick), and D. Koester (University of Kiel).

Instrument: COS
Gratings: G130M
Exposure Date(s): January 28, 2012
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Farihi (University of Cambridge), B. Gänsicke (University of Warwick), and D. Koester (University of Kiel)
Release Date: October 10, 2013